Though it's set to return on September this year, filming for the ABC show Brothers and Sisters has been put to a halt. According to Contactmusic.com, the set of the hit drama was struck with the dreaded swine flu when a crew member was found infected with the virus.
Production was reportedly interrupted for one day, July 27, when one worker started to show symptoms of the potentially lethal illness. It was actress Sally Field, who tapped into her motherly skills, who took control of the situation.
Sources confirm that the 62-year-old star insisted on shutting down the set in order to lessen the risk of the disease spreading. She was particularly concerned about those with young families and children.
An insider revealed more about the situation, saying "Sally took control and personally pulled the plug. She didn't even give the producers time to react."
The veteran actress was especially worried about Rachel Griffiths, who plays the character Sarah Walker on Brothers and Sisters.
"She was fiercely concerned about everyone, especially her co-star Rachel Griffiths," the source went on. "Sally snapped at producers, 'Rachel's got a newborn! There's no way in hell we're going back to work until this set is declared 100 per cent safe!'"
Later that day, medics were called in to check the set of the ABC drama. It was soon cleared, and filming continued afterwards.
Meanwhile, with season four almost here, Matt Mitovich of TV Guide
has posted some upcoming Brothers and Sisters
storylines. He said that these include the following: "Kitty and Robert are still putting on a "happily married" faÃ§ade as he runs for governor, Kevin and Scotty hope for a baby, and Justin's busy pursuing his doctor dream."
In addition to that, Dancing with the Stars'
Gilles Marini will be having a guest spot as he plays one of Sarah's new alliances. Marion Ross will also be back as the malicious mom of Nora and Saul.
Don't miss the return of Brothers and Sisters
this September 27 on ABC.
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
, TV Guide(Image Courtesy of ABC)