ABC gives go-ahead to new drama starring Calista Flockhart.
ABC announced Monday that its new series Brothers & Sisters starring Calista Flockhart has been picked up for a full season order.
“Brothers & Sisters is a great addition to our Sunday night lineup and has given us a strong complement to Desperate Housewives,” said Stephen McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Ken Olin, playwright Jon Robin Baitz and Greg Berlanti.
This past Sunday Brothers & Sisters won the 10 o’clock hour among adults 18-49 (4.9/12) and across key women (W18-34 – 5.3/14, W18-49 – 7.2/17 & W25-54 – 8.2/18), defeating both CBS and NBC in the hour (fast affiliate ratings for 10/15). The ABC freshman is the top new program on any night in the 10 o’clock hour among adults 18-49 and is the second-highest-rated new series of the season among adults 18-49.
Ken Olin, Jon Robin Baitz and Greg Berlanti are executive producers. The series is produced by Touchstone Television.