Brothers & Sisters revolves around the California-based Walker family. In the series, we meet a collection of intertwined and somewhat damaged adult siblings who embrace one another unconditionally while striving to reflect the perceived perfection of their role model parents.
In the days ahead, they navigate waves of temptation, deception and grief.
Brothers & Sisters follows the Walkers through the maze of American life today - the pressures, limitless options and the struggle to grow beyond our backgrounds into ourselves.
Through these siblings - Sarah, the corporate VP struggling to balance motherhood with career; Tommy, the loyal son and seeming heir to the family business; Kevin, the gay lawyer cautiously learning about love; Justin, the baby of the family, grappling with war trauma and addiction; and Kitty, right-wing radio host turned TV pundit who has always been Daddy's little girl - the show explores what it means to be a family in the 21st century, and how these brothers and sisters balance their own lives as they strive to accept their parents as people - flawed, contradictory and forgivable - rather than just as a father and mother.
The parents are William Walker, the larger-than-life patriarch and president of the family business, and Nora Holden, the opinionated wife and mother to the five Walker siblings.
Then there's Saul Holden, Nora's brother and the company's second in command; Sarah's husband, Joe; Tommy's wife, Julia; and the mysterious Holly Harper, who could bring the Walkers and their company down.
Ken Olin, Jon Robin Baitz and Greg Berlanti are executive producers of the first season. The first season is produced by Touchstone Television.
The show was nominated for a 2007 People's Choice Award as Best New Drama Series.
Ken Olin (Alias, thirtysomething) and Jon Robin Baitz (The Substance of Fire, The West Wing) are executive producers, and Greg Berlanti (Everwood) serves as creative consultant. The series is produced by Touchstone Television.