After the recent departures of Rob Lowe and Emily VanCamp, now comes word that yet another cast member is leaving Brothers & Sisters.
EW’s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Balthazar Getty, who plays Tommy Walker on the ABC drama, is not returning for the show’s fifth season.
Getty, who appeared in fewer episodes this past season, will not be back when the show premieres on Sept. 26 when it will jump ahead a year in time.
Tommy will reportedly be returning to Seattle to be closer to his estranged wife and daughter as a way to explain the character’s absence.
An ABC spokesperson explained that it was a mutual decision between Getty and the show’s producers to write off the character. It still hasn’t been determined if Getty will make any guest appearances beyond this season.
Meanwhile, Emily VanCamp will be appearing in a few episodes this coming season in order to wrap up the storyline for her character Rebecca before her expected departure, while Rob Lowe has already moved on to become a regular on NBC comedy Parks & Recreation.
My Two Cents: With rumors swirling that this will be the show’s last season, it might not be such a good thing that they’re losing so many characters at once, but Tommy never was an important or well-liked character so losing him won’t be such a great loss for the show.
Will you miss Tommy? Should this be the show’s last season? Give us your two cents.
Hector, Jr. Reporter