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Scoop: Is the end near for 'Brothers & Sisters'?

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brothers-and-sistersImage Credit: Miranda Penn Turin/ABCIs the Walker family about to sit down to their last supper? ABC’s decision to commit to only 18 episodes of Brothers & Sisters combined with the exits of longtime cast members Rob Lowe and Emily VanCamp has fueled speculation that the show’s fifth season may well be its last. However, exec producer David Marshall Grant insists the plug has not been pulled — at least not yet.

“No one has told me that it’s the last season,” maintains Grant. As a result, the scribe isn’t approaching the season as a bookend to the series. “I don’t want to do that. It’s sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

If anything, Grant is hoping the decision to leap forward one year will add years to the show’s life span. “I’m actually looking at this season as a fresh beginning,” he says. “That’s one of the things you can do when you jump a year. I want to put [our characters] in fresh and different places, and hopefully that will have legs.”

What do you think? Should ABC set an end date for B&S — and should that date fall within the 2010-11 season? Sound off below!

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