Party of five is a one-hour drama about five brothers and sisters determined to stay together and make it on their own after the death of their parents.
Party of Five is no longer showing new episodes on Fox. Party of Five reruns can be seen every weekday on the Lifetime cable network at 1:30am.
In 1995, Party of Five won a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama. In 1996 Party of Five was again nominated in this category, but did not win. The highly acclaimed Thanksgiving episode of the first season, written by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman, was awarded a Humanitas Prize.
PRODUCED BY: Columbia Pictures Television
CREATED BY: Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman
LOCATION: Party of Five is filmed at Sony Studios in Culver City and on location in San Francisco. The Salingers' House is located in San Francisco at 2311 Broadway, between Fillmore and Steiner. (please don't go and bother the occupants)
History of the Show
The show premiered Monday, September 12th, 1994, and aired on Mondays at 9pm until January 4th, 1995. It moved to Tuesday night at the beginning of the sixth season.
If you would like to write the actors or producers of Party of Five, you can send mail care of this address:
Fox Broadcasting Corp.
I have also been told that writing to this address is a good way to get an autograph, although some people have reported that their mail was returned to sender:
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Party of Five
This is Neve Campbell's published fan mail address:
Studio Fan Mail
1222 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
c/o Creative Artists Agency
Even if we had them, which we don't, we wouldn't feel right about giving out actors' personal e-mail addresses, so please don't ask.
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tapes of the show
Three episodes of Party of Five have been released commercially. Check here for more info. We also don't have other copies of the show, so please don't ask. Your best bet is to post a query at alt.tv.party-of-five.
The Party of Five
Charlie (Matthew Fox) was 24 when he had the reponsibility of the legal guardianship of his four younger siblings thrust upon him, and it took him some time to give up his care-free womanizing ways. Along the way he almost married during the second season to Kirsten, survived cancer in the fourth season and had a baby, Diana, with Daphne in season 5. He and Kirsten were married at the beginning of season six.
Bailey (Scott Wolf) was a very precocious 16 when his parents died. He originally took over the financial reponsibilities of the household, but during the third season suffered from the alcoholism he had inherited from his father. Since his recovery, he has been reunited with his true love Sarah and is happily running the family restuarant.
Julia (Neve Campbell), a year younger than Bailey, had always been a good student in school, but without a parental figure to guide her, she fell prey to the temptations of peer pressure. Having suffered a miscarriage during high school, she married Griffin just after graduation and decided to go against everyone's expectations and not attend college. However, after realizing the real world was not all she had hoped for, she matriculated at Stanford University. During her freshman year she divorced Griffin and began a relationship with Ned, who ultimately was abusive. At the beginning of season six she transferred to the College of Fine Arts in San Francisco and began writing a book about her experience.
Claudia (Lacey Chabert), inherited her mother's musical talent and is a violin prodigy. Hit hardest by the loss of her parents at the age of 11, she has been trying desperately to fit in as a normal kid ever since. Over the years she has grown into a very mature young woman.
Owen (Jacob Smith), the youngest of the Salinger siblings, was just under a year old when he lost his parents, and Charlie is more or less the only parent he knows. During the fifth season he was diagnosed with a dyslexia reading disorder and ended up moving in with Bailey.
Preserving the meaning of family, each week the Salingers put aside the many demands on their busy lives to gather together for dinner at the restaurant their father once owned.
Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman are the executive producers and creators.
Before "Party of Five," Keyser and Lippman served as co-executive producers for the television series "Sisters," where they were writers for three years.
Keyser was in his last year of law school at Harvard University when he met Lippman, then an undergraduate. After graduating in 1985, Keyser and Lippman moved to New York to pursue writing careers.
In 1988, Keyser and Lippman teamed up as writing partners and moved to Los Angeles. With Keyser's legal background, the two quickly became recognized as television writers who could handle legal storylines. They have written for several series including "L.A. Law," "Equal Justice" and "Eddie Dodd."
Keyser, who was born and raised on Long Island, NY, resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. Raised in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Lippman is also married and resides in Los Angeles.