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Party of Five

Party of Five

  • Premiered: 
    September 12, 1994
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

In San Francisco, after their parents die in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, the five Salinger siblings are forced to live on their own, with the oldest son, 24-year-old Charlie, appointed the guardian of his brothers and sisters. Their new situation means putting aside personal goals to help make ends meet and keep the family together. Over the course of six seasons family members and their friends dealt with a myriad of emotional social issues including alcoholism, depression, cancer, custody battles, unwed pregnancy, marriage, sexuality, adultery and abusive relationships.
On Monday, February 4, 2019 Freeform announced that it has picked up to series (10 episodes) of the reboot of fan-favorite PARTY OF FIVE from the original creators, Amy Lippman and Chris Keyser. The one-hour drama will follow the five Acosta children (fka Buendia) as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico. The series stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina. The pilot was co-written by Lippman, Keyser and newcomer Michal Zebede. "PARTY OF FIVE embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times. We're so lucky that Freeform gets to be the home for this reimagined story, as we continue to represent the resilience of young adults and the importance of fighting for your voice in times of doubt," said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. "We are thrilled to be able to share the groundbreaking storytelling from Amy and Chris with a new audience, and are excited for our viewers to discover the beauty of this series."


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Keyser-Lippman Productions
  • In association with Columbia Pictures Television

Theme Song

  • Everybody Wants to Be Closer to Me


  • - San Francisco, California USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • April 2, 1997: Julia Salinger and Griffin Chase Holbrook are married
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  • November 12, 1997: Julia Salinger and Griffin Chase Holbrook renew their vows
  • November 4, 1998: Diana is born
  • October 5, 1999: Kirsten Bennett Thomas and Charlie Salinger are married
  • January 11, 2000: Thurber (the dog) dies
  • April 18, 2000: Holly and Will Bradley McCorkle are married
  • April 26, 2000: Mitch Gallagher dies