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Series Length:6 Seasons, 143 Episodes
Network: FOX

Party of Five is a drama that stars Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Lacey Chabert, Jeremy London, Paula Devicq and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The show is about orphaned children Bailey, Charlie, Claudia, Julia and Owen.

Charlie, who is portrayed by Matthew Fox, is 24 and becomes his siblings' legal guardian after their parents are killed in a car accident. Charlie is not very responsible and has to take over not only being mother and father to the kids but also has to run the family business. The family owns a restaurant named Salinger's, and Charlie must take it over as he is the oldest child and the only one over 18.

Things are rough at first because he has to care for four children, including Owen, who is a baby under the age of one. He decides to hire a nanny named Kirsten whom he has a relationship with during the series.

Neve Campbell portrays Julia, the eldest daughter of the Salinger clan. She is 15 years old and has a lot of issues emotionally with men. She begins to date a man named Griffin and ends up being abused. She and Charlie are close, and as the series evolves he becomes more of a father figure to her.

Claudia is the youngest daughter and is 11. She is highly intelligent and is a prodigy at playing the violin. She struggles with the loss of her parents and tries to look out for her siblings, especially her baby brother Owen.

Bailey is 16 when the series begins, and he rebels against Charlie's authority and does not see him as being someone who is in charge. Over the series, he dates a girl named Sarah and deals with his own substance abuse problems stemming from his parents' death. The series is about how families with children go on after their parents have passed away. The drama is about love, joy and sadness, which is what makes up their party of five.

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Status: Ended
Genre: Drama
Rating: 7.7/10
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  • As Charlie and Kirsten learn that they are going to have a baby boy, Bailey and Claudia trade news about their respective plans for the future. While they have already started to share their decisions about going to Penn and Julliard, Julia has managed to keep secret her new job in Washington. And though she had hoped to announce it at a family dinner, Julia is upstaged by Bailey's news. However, upon realizing that he will be the only Salinger left to care for Owen and the new baby, Charlie panics, leaving Claudia, Bailey and Julia to argue over who should stay behind. In order to break the standoff, Julia turns down the new job, while Claudia decides to attend Stanford in order to be closer to home. Seeing how his plans have caused everyone else to change theirs, Bailey then offers to stay so that Claudia and Julia can go. But realizing that he is the one standing in everyone's way, Charlie insists that they all go. After promising to return home as often as possible, Bailey and his sisters start packing up for the move. But when Charlie assesses the difficulties of living in the house with a new baby, he decides to sell it. And though Julia, Claudia and Bailey all balk, Charlie persuades them to go along by pointing out that the money from the house will be enough to pay for their plans. With the house sold and everyone ready to leave, the Salingers settle in to spend their last night together at home. While Kirsten remembers her marriage proposal to Charlie, Claudia recalls the tent she once used as a room. And as Julia remembers teaching Charlie how to dance, Bailey looks back on taking care of Owen. Finally, after Julia wishes Griffin well with his new girlfriend and Charlie offers him a loan to start his own motorcycle shop, the moving van arrives, leaving the Salingers to gather for one last look to see just how much they've all grown.

  • The future is unsettled as each of the Salingers ponders what to do next.

  • As Charlie and Bailey consider expanding their own furniture business, Julia must decide between school and a writing career. And while Justin suggests she attend a conference to discuss her book, Julia considers an offer to write for a new women's magazine. Although Will cannot shake the discomfort he feels about Holly, Bailey refuses to let him back out of their agreement. But realizing how contentious it has become, Holly decides to have their marriage annulled and return home. Meanwhile, as Claudia and Todd anxiously await news about college, Charlie gets word that his plant foreman had a heart attack. At the hospital, Mitch's wife, Elaine, blames long hours at work for endangering his life. Though Bailey thinks it's just a fluke, Charlie resolves to cut back and tells his brother to withdraw their new proposal. But when Bailey presses ahead with his pitch anyway, Jason Kimball is impressed and even suggests he consider going to business school. As Julia mulls over writing for the new magazine, Claudia is accepted at both Stanford and Julliard. Meanwhile, Bailey demands that Will keep up his end of their agreement in order to convince Holly not to leave. As Mitch insists that Charlie not scale things back because of him, Julia pours herself into her first column, only to find that her editor wants something lighter. When Claudia says she's ready for sex, Todd thinks it's only because she feels guilty about being accepted at Julliard. And while Julia turns to Justin for comfort, Holly breaks things off with Bailey and prepares to return home. After agreeing to increase the factory's output, Charlie gets word that Mitch is dead. As the death brings things into focus for Charlie and Kirsten, Claudia announces that she's going to Stanford and persuades Todd to have sex. Finally, unwilling to compromise her vision for the magazine, Julia heads for the women's conference to deliver her speech, while Justin goes east to get a di

  • Uncomfortable with his growing attraction to Holly, Will tries to avoid actually having to live under the same roof. However, worried that the immigration authorities might expose their ruse, Bailey insists that Will make it look like they are husband and wife. While Kirsten begins to envy the freedom enjoyed by Daphne and her friends, Claudia arranges for Julia to be interviewed about her book. And when Justin suddenly shows up just as the interview is getting started, Julia's blunt reaction establishes her credentials as a woman who can stand on her own. Meanwhile, Claudia struggles to keep up with Todd's busy social and work schedule. Though Holly is willing to let their relationship go where it may, Will isn't. Despite his increasing discomfort, he cannot keep from getting roped into a double date with his girlfriend. However, it's only after they are out at a restaurant that Will reveals he and Meredith aren't dating anymore. Meanwhile, after Julia does little to dispel her growing reputation, Phoebe is stunned when, arriving for another interview; she finds that Justin has spent the night. And in an effort to keep up with Todd, Claudia goes on line to buy a term paper. Although Daphne can no longer keep up with her old friends, it doesn't do anything to diminish Kirsten's envy. And when Kirsten raises the prospect of secretly working as a stripper, Daphne cannot discourage her. After tracking down Phoebe in order to explain, Julia struggles to understand what is going on between her and Justin. And while Claudia is upset and guilty when her paper gets the highest grade in the class, Will tells Bailey about his feelings for Holly. Finally, after finding out that she's been left out of Phoebe's article altogether, Julia decides to give a relationship with Justin a try. And after Todd admits that all he really wants to do is spend time with Claudia, Bailey refuses to let Will off the hook when it comes to maintaining

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