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Party of Five
The show, set in San Francisco, centered on the five Salinger siblings (the "party of five" referenced in the show's title), who become orphans after their parents are killed by a drunk driver. 24-year-old Charlie is the eldest, a womanizing, immature manual laborer who struggles with the responsibility of being the new head of the family. 16-year-old Bailey is the once-rebellious teen turned responsible caretaker—and later-turned-substance abuser. 15-year-old Julia is a sensitive teen; 11-year-old Claudia is a precocious child prodigy; and baby Owen is barely one year old.
The siblings take over the running of their family's restaurant, Salingers. Charlie initially serves as bartender and manager, and later Bailey takes over. The struggles the Salingers face over the years include Charlie's battle with cancer in Season 4, Bailey's battle with alcoholism in Season 3, Julia's dealing with domestic violence in a relationship in Season 5, and the long-term effects of parental loss.
As the series progressed, romantic relationships became plot points and new cast members joined the show, including Jennifer Love Hewitt as Bailey's girlfriend Sarah, Jeremy London as Julia's bad-boy boyfriend and later husband Griffin, and Paula Devicq as Owen's nanny Kirsten, who developed an on-again-off-again relationship with Charlie throughout the series.
|Season One||September 12, 1994||March 15, 1995||22|
|Season Two||September 27, 1995||March 27, 1996||22|
|Season Three||August 21, 1996||April 2, 1997||25|
|Season Four||September 17, 1997||May 13, 1998||24|
|Season Five||September 16, 1998||May 19, 1999||25|
|Season Six||October 5, 1999||May 3, 2000||24|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|The Complete First Season||May 4, 2004||5|
|The Complete Second Season||December 20, 2005||5|
|The Complete Third Season||March 25, 2008||5|
|The Complete Fourth Season||March 5, 2013||5|
|The Complete Fifth Season||July 2, 2013||5|
|The Complete Sixth Season||October 1, 2013||5|