Rob Lowe to guest on 'Californication': Another reason to be happy he's leaving 'Brothers & Sisters'

Rob-LoweImage Credit: John M. Heller/Getty ImagesI am already a huge fan of Rob Lowe’s post-Brothers & Sisters career. First, he booked a recurring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation to showcase his comedic side (his first episode airs May 13, and he plays a state auditor); now, The Wrap reports he’ll guest star on the fourth season of Showtime’s Californication. He’ll play “Eddie Nero, an imbalanced yet charismatic, award-winning movie star who finds himself in contention to play Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in the film version of [F—ing & Punching].” It’s a one-episode gig that could be expanded, and I’m already confident saying it needs to be. How delicious is seeing Lowe, no stranger to a sex scandal, guest star on Californication period, let alone as an actor who could be cast as Hank in the adaptation of the book based on his dalliance with then 16-year-old Mia? I’m picturing Duchovny and Lowe (channeling his St. Elmo’s Fire and About Last Night… days) trying to out cool one another, and I like it. A lot.

Both Californication and Parks and Recreation sound so much more fun than Brothers & Sisters these days. That show is refusing to let anyone be happy for longer than 15 minutes. (Justin wants to drop out of med school and re-enlist after all the academic woes we’ve sat through this season? No.) Lowe’s lame duck Sen. McCallister just found out that he was blocked from some kind of top-secret intelligence job because another group wants him for a position that he can’t talk about. I’m still hoping he gets a dramatic death scene, as were 48 percent of readers in a recent PopWatch poll. He’s leaving the Walkers at just the right time. Run, save yourself, Rob! Go toward the light (comedy)!

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  • joshua hetherington

    I think Brothers and Sisters still has potential. And the characters
    are still able to be happy, it’s just alot of drama has enveloped
    their adult lives. Justin and his desire to help people who battle
    for their country has always been a big character trait of his.
    I think it will be good for about 6 seasons all up. Sarah has
    just found love with Luc, Kitty will (hopefully) have new
    avenues to go through without Robert being around. Maybe Tommy
    might get a storyline next season. Kevin hopefully will not forget his
    repressed memory any time soon, and Justin will probably always feel
    SOME obligation to be a part of the army, helping people. And he
    is struggling with recapturing his focus in medicine, which is where he
    gained his desire to get involved in medicine :)

  • niteowlalways

    Brothers and Sisters best episode was the 2 hour one a week ago – and that had very little of Lowe in it. I’m not sad he’s leaving as he does get tiresome. He must realize it because he has a habit of leaving shows.

  • Abbey

    Oh, awesome. Can’t wait for this and Parks and Rec.

  • joann

    Ive always loved Rob Lowe. I am an ardent fan of West Wing and it’s intelligent content and writing. Rob did a great job playing megabrain Sam and I was very sorry to see him go. Thankfully I still view him regularly every morning on Bravo and have Dvd of all seasons of West Wing. Not too sure about Parks and Rec though

  • Leticia Bautista

    I don’t know where I was during the five seasons of Brothers and Sisters but I am just now watching the DVDs. I think the cast is great, especially Rob Lowe and Sally Field. Writing was extremely good! I am devastated that it did not have more than 5 seasons. Oh, well!

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