Brothers & Sisters Axed? Not So Fast Says ABC

Brothers & Sisters may be down, but it’s not out. That’s the word from ABC in the wake of comments costar Rachel Griffiths made over the weekend saying — or at least strongly suggesting — that the show was toast.

At Australia’s version of the Emmy Awards over the weekend, Griffiths joked to host Shane Bourne that she may need welfare assistance because, “I’m soon to be unemployed.”

The quote ignited an instant Twitterstorm and led some Brothers & Sisters fans to conclude that the plug had been pulled on the family drama, which has yet to be renewed for a sixth season.

Not so, insists an ABC spokesperson, who assures TVLine that, “No decision has been made.”

The network unveils its fall lineup the week of May 16 and insiders say a verdict on B&S could come down to the wire. In the meantime, stay close to TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard for the latest intel on all your favorite bubble shows.