‘Party of Five’ Reboot: 8 Dream Roles for the Original Cast

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Matthew Fox

As the oldest Salinger sibling in the original series, Fox has always been in an authoritative role. If the Lost alum were to guest star, we could see him show up as an officer assigned to the Buendias’ case.

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Scott Wolf

Wolf, who played middle brother Bailey Salinger, has a friendly face that would make him perfect as the Buendias’ helpful neighbor.

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Lacey Chabert

During the show’s original run, youngest Salinger sister Claudia (Chabert) fell into some rough times. It would be nice to see her play a mentor—maybe a manager to one of the working Buendias kids?

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Neve Campbell

Campbell played the quick-witted oldest sister, Julia Salinger, on Party of Five. Now, she would be great as a caseworker assigned to the Buendias children.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

Hewitt appeared as Bailey’s girlfriend in over 100 episodes of the original series. Her character Sarah was looking to find herself so it would be fantastic to see Hewitt show up in the reboot helping others do just that as a guidance counselor.

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Jeremy London

Back in the day, London was Julia’s bad boyfriend, Griffin Holbrook. It would be fun to turn things around with him as a parent of one of the Buendias kids’ friends.

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Paula Devicq

Devicq was the on-again-off-again girlfriend of Charlie Salinger. We usually saw her working as a nanny, so to see her pop up as the owner of a daycare would be particularly nostalgic.

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Scott Grimes

The Orville star was Bailey’s best friend, Will McCorkle, serving up some comedic relief. Let’s have him back doing that— this time, as a coach or gym teacher.

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Add another to the long list of TV reboots in the works: Freeform announced Thursday it will be taking on Party of Five.

The Fox family drama, which aired from 1994 to 2000, will retain original creators, Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman. The new Party of Five will have an “immigrant twist,” The Hollywood Reporter reveals, meaning the 5 Buendias siblings won’t lose their parents to death but to deportation.

Castle writer Michal Zebede and The Affair‘s Rodrigo Garcia will tackle the pilot in the writer and director roles, and they will also executive produce alongside Keyser and Lippman.

Just because they’re recasting, doesn’t mean the original stars won’t make an appearance! Click through the gallery above for roles we’d love to be filled by Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox, and more.

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