Please help me save Fox's Party of Five This show that can tug on your heartstrings and make you laugh in the same hour is on the brink of cancellation.
Party of Five is about the Sallenger family: Charlie, 24 (Matthew Fox), Bailey, 16 (Scott Wolf), Julia, 15 (Neve Cambell), Claudia, 11 (Lacey Chainbet) and Owen, 1 (played by a set of twins) whose parents were killed by a drunk driver.
Charlie is the reluctant parental figure. Bailey is the nurturing one. Julia is a confused teenager who dearly misses her mother's guidance and encouragement. Claudia, who has the same gift for playing the violin her mother had, ponders a different life-altering choice (like converting to the Jewish faith) each week. Owen is too young to know about his family's situation.
Party of Five has been praised by critics from Newsweek to Rolling Stone. Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place both took two seasons to catch on; please help give Party of Five the same chance.
If you already watch Party of Five, you can help by writing to the Fox network. This show is worth saving, please help
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.