Dishy Rob Lowe will exit US drama Brothers & Sisters, it has been announced.
The movie star-turned-TV star has been playing Senator Robert McCallister, eventual husband of Kitty Walker (Callista Flockhart), since appearing in a recurring role in 2006.
In that time he’s been politically opposed by some of the Walker clan, but embraced by the family around many of their perpetual dinner parties and functions. Last season he also had a medical emergency and a threat to his marriage.
But the exit for the former West Wing star may lead to greater role within the network.
“We would like to keep Rob at ABC,” the network’s entertainment president Steve McPherson said. “We feel he should be anchoring his own franchise. We are in talks now.”
The new season of Brothers & Sisters returns to Seven on February 1st.
Source: Hollywood Reporter