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Season 1
Brothers & Sisters Season One
Season
Episodes

1
23
Aired
June 20, 2007 - May 20, 2007
Premiere
June 20, 2007
Patriarchy
Finale
May 20, 2007
Matriarchy
Starring

Season One of Brothers & Sisters, an American serialized family-drama television series created by Jon Robin Baitz, began airing on September 24, 2006, on ABC.

SummaryEdit

Season One follows the lives of The Walker Family who include: Nora Walker, her brother Saul and her children Sarah, Kitty, Tommy, Kevin, and Justin. The series began with the death of Nora's husband William Walker and follows the discovery that he had a twenty-year affair with Holly Harper and the fact that William and Holly had a child together, Rebecca, that no one knew about. As well as this central plot bringing the family together, each character must deal with the events of their personal lives.

Sarah, Tommy and Saul - who are most involved with the Walker family business - learn that William embezzled the company's funds. The business revelation also reveals two major revelations on the personal front: William had a mistress, Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig) whom he kept for decades, and the couple were believed to have had a child, Rebecca (Emily VanCamp). The first half of the season introduces the family and their search into William's secrets around Ojai. The second half focuses on Rebecca and her integration into the Walker family. Her mother (Holly) also becomes involved, as she goes into business with Tommy to open 'Walker Landing,' a vineyard.

CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Recurring / Guest CastEdit


EpisodesEdit

  1. Patriarchy
  2. An Act of Will
  3. Affairs of State
  4. Family Portrait
  5. Date Night
  6. For the Children
  7. Northern Exposure
  8. Mistakes Were Made (Part 1)
  9. Mistakes Were Made (Part 2)
  10. Light the Lights
  11. Family Day
  12. Sexual Politics
  13. Something Ida This Way Comes
  14. Valentine’s Day Massacre
  15. Love is Difficult
  16. The Other Walker
  17. All in the Family
  18. Three Parties
  19. Game Night
  20. Bad News
  21. Grapes of Wrath
  22. Favorite Son
  23. Matriarchy

ProductionEdit

The show was created by Ken Olin and Jon Robin Baitz. Greg Berlanti acts as executive producer and show runner for the first season.

Brothers and Sisters is produced by Berlanti Television, After Portsmouth, and Touchstone Television (Fall 2006-Spring 2007), which is now ABC Studios (Fall 2007–present).

Season 1 is officially composed of 23 episodes, although 24 were produced during the season. The unaired episode, which was supposed to be episode 2, right after the pilot, contains scenes of William's funeral, also used in the actual episode 2. This ghost episode was taken out because of its slowliness.

RatingsEdit

Season One averaged at 12.2million viewers - based on average total viewers each episode. This ranked the show at #37.