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Rob Lowe gets an extended role on “Brothers & Sisters”

From the ABC Press Release:

Rob Lowe (“The West Wing”) extends his role on the ABC Television
Network’s “Brothers & Sisters” as a special guest star through the
show’s freshman season. Lowe plays conservative Senator Robert
McCallister, with whom Kitty Walker has recently formed an unorthodox
professional and potentially romantic relationship. The series returns
to the ABC Television Network with original episodes this SUNDAY,
JANUARY 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET).

The Emmy nominated Lowe played Sam Seaborn in NBC’s award-winning drama series, “The West Wing.” He most recently starred in the hit satire
“Thank You for Smoking” and the upcoming thriller, “Stir of Echoes: The
Homecoming.” He made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s
“The Outsiders,” and later went on to star in such other popular dramas
as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “About Last Night” and “Bad Influence,” as well as
in the blockbuster comedies “Wayne’s World,” “Tommy Boy” and “Austin
Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me,” among many others. His other television
credits include “A Perfect Day,” “Beach Girls,” “Salem’s Lot,” “The
Christmas Shoes” and “The Stand,” and he produced the series “The Lyon’s
Den” and “Dr. Vegas.”

On November 19, when Rob Lowe first appeared on the series, “Brothers &
Sisters” equaled its highest Adult 18-49 rating since its debut telecast
(on 9/24/06), while posting series highs with Men 18-49 and Men 25-54.

During Sunday’s 10 o’clock hour, “Brothers & Sisters” leads its veteran
CBS drama competition (“Without a Trace”/”Cold Case”) across the adult
demographics (AD18-34/AD18-49/AD25-54). The new ABC drama dominates the 10 o’clock hour across each of the women demographics, beating NBC’s NFL coverage. “Brothers & Sisters” is the second-highest rated new TV series this season among Adults 18-49 and the top new program on any night during the 10 o’clock hour in the key young adult sales demo. It’s the
No. 1 new television series this season with Women 18-49 and Women
25-54. “Brothers & Sisters” ranks among the Top 5 highest-rated TV
series with high income Adults 18-49 ($100K+ annual income) and stands
as this season’s No. 1 new series in the top Nielsen upscale category.

“Brothers & Sisters” stars Calista Flockhart as Kitty, Rachel Griffiths
as Sarah, Sally Field as Nora Holden, Ron Rifkin as Saul Holden,
Patricia Wettig as Holly, Balthazar Getty as Thomas, Dave Annable as
Justin, Matthew Rhys as Kevin, John Pyper-Ferguson as Joe and Sarah Jane
Morris as Julia.

Ken Olin (“Alias,” “thirtysomething”), Jon Robin Baitz (“The Substance
of Fire,” “The West Wing”) and Greg Berlanti (“Everwood”) are executive
producers. The series is produced by Touchstone Television.