One of the shows that is worthy enough to be included in my "would rather not sleep early than fail to watch" list is Brothers & Sisters. Catch it every Monday at 9 pm on Studio 23.
The compelling one-hour drama series, is about a collection of five enmeshed and somewhat damaged adult siblings and their strong but passionately devoted mother, Nora Walker (Oscar and Emmy Award winner, Sally Field). The Walkers' lives have not been without challenge; romance, parenting, divorce, infidelity, addiction, war and even death have pushed each of them to the limit, but they continue to work toward living their lives as individuals, while loving each other unconditionally and trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy after the loss and lies of their larger-than-life family patriarch, William Walker.Eldest sibling Sarah (Emmy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths) is a newly divorced mother of two who finds herself in a power struggle now that she has to help run the family business, Ojai Foods, with her father's lifelong mistress, Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig). Also running the business is loyal brother Tommy Walker (Balthazar Getty). Tommy finds himself torn between his loyalty to his family and the desire to make his father's company profitable again, while trying to keep his own marriage alive and provide the emotional support needed by his beautiful wife, Julia (Sarah Jane Morris) and baby daughter, Elizabeth. Kevin (Matthew Rhys) is an openly gay lawyer who has finally found his soul mate and a new spouse in compassionate, loving, chef-in-training Scotty Wandell (Luke Macfarlane). He'll call his own career into question when he experiences prejudice about his sexuality within the law firm. The baby of the family, Justin (Dave Annable) has struggled with war trauma, injury and addiction while unsuccessfully resisting his attraction to Rebecca (Emily VanCamp), who he once thought to be his illegitimate half sister. Kitty (Calista Flockhart) and Robert McCallister (Rob Lowe) move forward with plans to adopt a child after a devastating miscarriage and an unsuccessful Presidential run. Saul Holden (Ron Rifkin) is the emotional pillar of the Walker family, who has finally chosen to live his own life, exploring his feelings as a now openly gay man. And holding them all together is Nora Walker, the matriarch of the family.