Exclusive: 'Brothers & Sisters' promotes Luc, drops Ryan

brothers-and-sistersImage Credit: Michael Desmond/ABC; Ron Tom/ABCIf you like Sarah and Luc together on Brothers & Sisters, then you’re going to love what I’m about to tell you…

Gilles Marini, who plays Sarah’s Harlequin-esque French beau, will be returning next season as a full-time series regular, according to showrunner David Marshall Grant. But while Sarah will be gaining a steady companion, she’ll be losing a sibling: Grant also confirms that Luke Grimes has completed his run as Walker half-brother Ryan.

News of the casting tweaks comes as the ABC drama is preparing to say goodbye to Rob Lowe. But Grant insists no further departures are planned. “There may be an episode or two that some [characters] might not be in,” he says, “but aside from Rob [and Luke], the [entire] cast is returning.”

Brothers & Sisters wraps its fourth season on May 16.

Thoughts? Happy Sarah’s officially off the market? And will you miss Ryan? Hit the comments!

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  • Ria

    This is great news! I love Gilles Marini. Ryan never belonged in the series, it was a mistake to add him to the cast. They should’ve dropped him long ago. so this is excellent news!

    • Strepsi

      I love Gilles Marini — EVERYBODY loves Gilles Marini — how could you not love Gilles Marini? — but I have to say that my favorite Sarah is single, horny, drunk Sarah. So I’ll miss that.

      • mac

        I don’t.
        And he’s so not French. I liked it better when she used to date Graham.

      • doctorevil

        HA! agreed- single sarah is the best! was enjoying seeing her dating- stephen weber, the young computer geeks, and then frenchie- was looking forward to a pirate or something next season.

    • Michael

      Thank God Ryan is GONE! He was the worst!!!

      • jill

        I forgot he was eve part of the show, tells ya how much he affected the show, doesn’t it?

      • renee

        ryan was the worst character with a horrid actor. hmmm, or the actor was exceptional because he created a distasteful character. lol

        but i don’t want ryan to go without some comeuppance for his involvement with dennis york, and he needs to lose any control of ojai. oh wait, they all lose control of ojai. well, ryan better not profit via dennis york.

      • Sandiiiiii

        Hahahh I forgot all about him too!

    • Lorie

      Ria, I agree with everything you said. Yay for Gilles and us fans!

      • seniordatematch

        LOve this, show, seniordatematch

  • Maria

    Extremely happy for Gilles! He’s the only reason I watch the show.

  • Ann

    I hope they kill off Ryan!!!

    • Strepsi

      I like Ryan — “Baby Twilight” we call him — but he is useless on the show. They should find him floating face-down in the wine puddle he sabotaged.

      • Dee

        Strepsi – I always thought he looked like Robert Pattinson (Edward), too!

      • Sarah

        Whenever he appeared onscreen we would always shout “vampire!

  • ashley

    bye bye ryan, don’t let the door (and your crappy story line) kick ya on the way out…..

  • patrick

    YAY for no more ryan! i’m still mad that they ruined Rebecca’s storyline only to have the new sibling be such a bore

    • Topher

      AMEN! I still wince at the beginning of episodes when Justin interacts with Rebecca. It is hard to remember.

  • Tom

    Actually I didn’t even remember Ryan was on the show anymore. I actually though about that when I saw the actor’s name on the credits. Guess he won’t be missed.

    • topher

      He hasn’t been on the show in like 4 or 5 episodes! It’s funny how Ausiello wrote this as if he’s suddenly leaving… I’m not sure he actually watches these shows he dishes about!

  • Tammy

    YAY!!! I love Luc, he is the one thing going right in Sarah’s world! As for Ryan he was a tool…you are the weakest link….goodbye!

  • Kayla

    Glad the character of Ryan is gone. The character (and actor,
    sorry) never clicked w. the cast, IMO.

  • Kenbud

    Yay Luc! … Yay Ryan … it’s a win-win.

    But could you address the rumors about budget cuts and how characters won’t e around much next season? I see Grant says 1 or 2 episodes, but I’m reading/hearing some cast members are only going to be around half the season ……

  • LA

    They did nothing interesting with the character Ryan, the actor had zero charisma, the whole thing was an epic waste of time.

  • Sharon

    I thought Ryan already left?? He hasn’t been on in months! No one even mentions him. It’s a shame, what started out as a decent storyline, turned into a mess. Sorry Luke.

  • Corinne

    Luc? Seriously? Why?

    He’s so boring, and no offense, but the actor is dry and uninteresting.

    • gayandgray

      boring? maybe. but he’s more endowed than a man has a right to be. that’s enough for me to find him fascinating.

    • Tego Livi

      I disagree–Gilles is as moist as any actor you can name.

  • LindaBee

    Good news. I like Sarah and Luc together. I hope this show gets it together. This year has taken a lot of patience, but Sarah and Luc are a bright spot. I’m frustrated with the news that Justin and Rebecca are going to have problems because I FINALLY settled into them. This show can be good, but it also makes some stupid choices in plot lines.

    • Erin

      I still hate Justin & Rebecca. It’s not surprising they’re having problems, they were ‘siblings’ at one time and seriously, have they gone even 3 episodes without having some misunderstanding via miscommunication?

      • renee

        Thank God, I am sane, I feel exactly the same way about Justin & Rebecca

  • Jethro

    All of you above said it all-I guess I will just write this!!

  • Buzz

    no-brainer. American TV needs more French actors and actresses.

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