Party of Five is an American drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman and set in San Francisco, which centres on five siblings who grow up orphans after their parents were killed by a drunk driver in an auto accident.
The series originally aired in the USA on the FOX Network from 12 September, 1994 to 3 May, 2000. There are 142 hour-long episodes in six seasons.
Party of Five originally premiered in South Africa on SABC3, in 1995. It later on DStv's M-Net Series and Sony Entertainment Television (SET) channels.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times by channel.
Season Two continues exploring the lives of the Salingers - five siblings determined to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents.
Bailey (the second eldest), his two younger sisters and their baby brother are left in the care of the eldest, but least dependable, sibling Charlie, who is in his early twenties.
Season Two finds Charlie struggling to come to terms with his new responsibilities as head of the family - made more difficult by the fact that his siblings do not see him as an authority figure.
Bailey has his own problems to deal with as he battles to find a nanny for baby Owen; Julia abandons her household responsibilities and Claudia is trying to raise money to keep the family afloat after Charlie’s foolhardy business.
As the Salingers each face their own troubles they begin to realise that the only way to make a family work is to work together.
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Aired: 1995
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 27 Mar 2005 | Finale: 21 Aug 2005 | Sundays, 21h00
Channel: SET | Premiere: 7 Feb 2008 | Finale: 7 Mar 2008 | Weekdays, 16h25
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Aired: 1996
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 28 Aug 2005 | Finale: 22 Jan 2006 | Sundays, 21h00
Channel: SET | Premiere: 10 Mar 2008 | Finale: 8 Apr 2008 | Weekdays, 16h25
Season 3 (25 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Aired: 1997
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 29 Jan 2006 | Finale: 16 Jul 2006 | Sundays, 21h00
Channel: SET | Premiere: 9 Apr 2008 | Finale: 13 May 2008 | Weekdays, 16h25
Season 4 (24 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 22 Aug 1998 | Finale: 30 Jan 1999 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 31 Dec 2006 | Finale: 10 Jun 2007 | Sundays, 21h00
Channel: SET | Premiere: 6 Mar 2009 | Finale: 8 Apr 2009 | Weekdays, 17h00
Season 5 (25 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 2 Oct 1999 | Finale: 15 Apr 2000 | Saturdays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 11 Nov 2007 | Finale: 27 Apr 2008 | Sundays, 21h00
Season 6 (24 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 16 Oct 2000 | Finale: 26 Mar 2001 | Mondays, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 11 Jan 2009 | Finale: 21 Jun 2009 | Sundays, 23h00