"Brothers & Sisters" Spoilers: Justin & Rebecca?
Will the alleged real-life sweethearts Dave Annable and Emily Van Camp get to play out their passion on-screen when the second season of ABC's family drama "Brothers & Sisters" premieres on September 23? Sophomore scoop, after the jump.
When we left off the sharp-talking and wine-drinking Walker clan of California, they had jumped into their pool bringing a year of compelling storytelling, that began with their patriarch's death in that very pool, into a full circle.
Call me a pervert, but ever since Emily Van Camp's Rebecca joined the show in March and created a special bond with her half-sibling Justin (Annable) I could smell incest in the air. As TV Guide reports today, that may just be the path the show is going down as the producers appear to have noticed the chemistry between the two actors who are said to be dating in real life.
That means Dave Annable is coming back for a second season, a so is Ron Rifkin (uncle Saul) as the producers are following up on his gay storyline from the season finale (yes, that also means the return of special guest star Michael Nourri ('The O.C.) as his romantic interest). But according to TV Guide one male cast member won't be that lucky.
It is obvious Rob Lowe will also make the opening credits in the 2nd season, after all his 'special guest star' tenure was the subject of intense contract negotiations this past winter and it resulted in his promotion to series regular. For this reason, I would presume Balthazar Getty (as Tommy), whose storylines some fans found boring, may be leaving the cast.
Before anyone suggests the departure of B&S gay character Kevin Walker (Matthew Rhys), allow me to underline his critical importance to the show as well as the drama's strong gay base. Eric Winter who played his possible romantic interest in recent episodes may not necessarily return due to his stint in CBS' musical "Viva Laughlin," but hunky Luke MacFarlane who played the beloved Scotty is available.
The writers have recently began putting together the script for the second season premiere which will feature at least two new characters - Holly's girlfriend who stays at her place for a while and shares a funny scene with Kevin and a ruthless new McCallister campaign staff member who may bring out the Senator's dark side. As ever, thanks to KC for the scoop.
I believe the show begins shooting in a couple of weeks, under the helm of its new showrunner - Mark Perry, whose previous credits include One Tree Hill, What About Brian and The Wonder Years. Uh-oh! Is our beloved drama in trouble? The change comes as Greg Berlanti who managed the cast and crew during the inaugural season has 2 new shows to run: ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Eli Stone."