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Rob Lowe Quits 'Brothers & Sisters'

by Harley W. Lond, posted Jan 21st 2010 8:08PM
Senator Robert McCallister is retiring from office.

Rob Lowe, who plays the ex-presidential candidate in
'Brothers & Sisters,' is leaving the hit series this season, according to reports at Deadline Hollywood and EW.com. Lowe, who joined the ABC drama series a third of the way into the first season, felt he was being underused and asked the network to release him from his contract.Senator Robert McCallister is retiring from office.

Rob Lowe, who plays the ex-presidential candidate in
'Brothers & Sisters,' is leaving the hit series this season, according to reports at Deadline Hollywood and EW.com. Lowe, who joined the ABC drama series a third of the way into the first season, felt he was being underused and asked the network to release him from his contract.

ABC apparently wants to retain Lowe's services for the future and the network amicably let him go; he's in talks with the network about mounting a new series with him as the lead. According to Deadline Hollywood, Stephen Mcpherson, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, confirmed Lowe's exit. "We would like to keep Rob at ABC; we feel he should be anchoring his own franchise. We are in talks now."

Lowe will exit the series at the end of season 4, which is set to air in February. This is not the first hit TV series Lowe has left. In 2003 he quit 'The West Wing,' moving on to headline two failed TV series within a year: 'Dr. Vegas' (2003) and 'The Lyon's Den' (2004).

Lowe's career has had it's ups and downs, from his days as one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack" to his sex scandal through a string of minor films to his fairly recent comeback after star turns in the Austin Powers films and 'West Wing.' How should he leave 'Brothers & Sisters'? On an up or down note. Let's hear your thoughts.

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