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Party of Five was an American television series that aired for the first time on September 12, 1994 and ended on May 3, 2000 after six seasons.

The show, a drama aimed at the teenage market and set in San Francisco, centered on five brothers and sisters who grow up orphans after their parents were killed by a drunk driver in a road accident. Before becoming a hit, it dodged cancellation due to disappointing ratings for the early episodes.

The general guideline was to approach the hardships that an average citizen could face in Western society (in this case, the average U.S. middle-class). The Salingers were not really average, however, since the show had them face arguably every single difficulty possible. Over the show's six-year run, the family had to deal with a variety of themes such as alcoholism, domestic violence, date rape, gambling problems, and post-traumatic stress.

Several of the key cast members, including Jennifer Love Hewitt and Neve Campbell, went on to carve out careers in Hollywood during and after the series. Matthew Fox went on to star in the 2004 ABC primetime hit drama Lost.

The show was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, High Productions and Keyser/Lippman Productions and distributed by Columbia TriStar Domestic Television and the Fox Network, which aired the show in the U.S. Reruns of the show are distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

The show was also followed by a spinoff titled Time Of Your Life.

The first season, consisting of 22 episodes, was released in May 2004 on Region 1 DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing May 03, 2000
Premiere September 12, 1994
Episodes 142
Network Fox
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
> Cast 
Paige Turco....   Annie Mott (1997-1998)
Michael Shulman....   Artie Baum (1994-1995)
Scott Wolf....   Bailey Salinger
David Burke....   Bill (1994-1996)
Alexondra Lee....   Callie Martel (1996-1997)
Matthew Fox....   Charlie Salinger
Lacey Chabert....   Claudia Salinger
Chad Todhunter....   Cody (1998-1999)
Jennifer Aspen....   Daphne Jablonsky (1998-2000)
Paige Basso....   Diana Salinger (2000)
Presley Basso....   Diana Salinger (2000)
Tim DeKay....   Dr. Paul Thomas (1997-1999)
Brenda Wehle....   Dr. Stephanie Rabin (1997-1998)
Kyle Secor....   Evan Stilman (1999)
Tamara Taylor....   Grace Wilcox (1996-1997)
Jeremy London....   Griffin Holbrook (1995-2000)
Rhona Mitra....   Holly Beggins (1999-2000)
Megan Ward....   Jill Holbrook (1994-1995)
Marla Sokoloff....   Jody Lynch (1995-1996)
Tom Mason....   Joe Mangus (1994-1996, 1998-2000)
Adam Scott....   Josh Macon (1998-2000)
Neve Campbell....   Julia Salinger Holbrook
Michael A. Goorjian....   Justin Thompson (1994-1997)
Jennifer Blanc....   Kate Bishop (1994-1995)
Paula Devicq....   Kirsten Bennett Thomas Salinger
Heather McComb....   Maggie (1998-1999)
Jackie Roberts....   Marcia (1996-1997)
Scott Bairstow....   Ned Grayson (1998-1999)
Cari Shayne....   Nina (1994-1995)
Taylor Porter....   Owen Salinger #2 (1994-1996)
Brandon Porter....   Owen Salinger #2 (1994-1996)
Andrew Cavarno....   Owen Salinger #3 (1996-1998)
Steven Cavarno....   Owen Salinger #3 (1996-1998)
Jacob Smith....   Owen Salinger #4 (1998-2000)
Andrew Keegan....   Reed Isley (1997-1998)
Ben Browder....   Sam Brody (1996-1997)
Jennifer Love Hewitt....   Sarah Reeves (1995-1999)
Thomas Ian Nicholas....   Todd Marsh (2000)
Wilson Cruz....   Victor (1999-2000)
Scott Grimes....   Will McCorkle (1994-1996, 1999-2000)

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