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Jonas Brother Will Not Be on 'Brothers and Sisters' After All

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 6th 2010 7:03PM
Joe JonasEarlier this week, we informed you that 'Brothers & Sisters' was considering casting Joe Jonas to play a younger version of Tommy in a special two-hour episode filled with flashback sequences and set to air in April.

Fan reaction from the news differed a lot. Some fans were glad at the idea of one of the Jonas brothers to be part of the series as Joe not only shared physical features with actor Balthazar Getty, which would have helped making this younger version of Tommy be believable, but also because the Jonas Brothers' following could have tuned in the show and help boost the ratings.

Other fans were outraged at the idea that Joe Jonas could land the role. Comments ranged from fans claiming that Joe did not look like Getty at all to them wondering if Joe Jonas had the needed acting skills to play such a role.

No matter what's your opinion, Jonas did not get the part after all. A young actor from 'Make It or Break It' was offered the role instead.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello broke the scoop that young actor Cody Longo, who plays Nicky Russo on 'Make It or Break It,' has landed the role of young Tommy. According to Ausiello's trusted sources, Joe Jonas could not accept the role due to a scheduling conflict.

Cody Longo may not be as popular as Joe Jonas but he does have Balthazar Getty's rugged looks and Longo has more acting experience than Joe, which will come in handy when portraying one of the Walkers. In the end, Joe Jonas' scheduling conflict may serve the show better than if he had been available.

The special 'Brothers & Sisters' episode will feature flashbacks set in three different time periods. These scenes are said to be key in uncovering one of the Walkers' family secrets. Longo will play the 16-year-old version of Tommy.

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C. Hernandez

Longo definitely looks more like Getty than Jonas.

February 07 2010 at 3:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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