Rob Lowe, also known as Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters, will be leaving the drama after four seasons in a split much more amicable than his departure from The West Wing in 2002. Lowe “felt under-utilized in the family drama storyline” and asked to be let out of his contract, accoding to the industry website Deadline Hollywood. The ABC executives agreed and Lowe will be exiting the show permanently at the end of the season – possibly to star in a series of his own. “We would like to keep Rob at ABC; we feel he should be anchoring his own franchise,”  ABC Entertain President Steve McPherson confirmed.  –KADEEN GRIFFITHS

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