‘Brothers and Sisters’: Who’s Staying and Who’s Going?

Rumors are flying that Calista Flockhart will be the next Brothers and Sisters cast member to jump ship after Bathazar Getty last season and Rob Lowe’s forthcoming departure.

But according to E! News, it is “not true” that she will have any reduced role next season. Flockhart requested to work less (one day a week instead of two to four) but ABC refused. Execs are trying to cut costs on the show, but the leading ladies Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths and Sally Field have been deemed irreplaceable. Flockhart, pictured at the premiere of Extraordinary Measures last week, will still feature prominently into next season.

Apparently season four will end with a “big death,” but whose? Lowe is a good bet, or could someone else be getting the heave-ho?