Sally Field Replaces Betty Buckley in Jon Robin Baitz TV Show "Brothers & Sisters"

News   Sally Field Replaces Betty Buckley in Jon Robin Baitz TV Show "Brothers & Sisters" Sally Field will replace Betty Buckley as the matriarch on the upcoming Jon Robin Baitz-penned ABC television series "Brothers & Sisters."
Sally Field
Sally Field

The family drama debuts this fall starring Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Balthazar Getty, Dave Annable and Matthew Rhys as the titular relatives whose family secrets "that threaten to either tear the family apart or bring them closer together." Two-time Academy Award winner Field made her Broadway debut in 2002 opposite Bill Irwin as the replacement players in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? The actress also appeared on stage at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center in Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. She earned her Oscars for "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart." Many remember her previous TV turns as "Gidget" and "The Flying Nun;" she also earned Emmy Awards for her turn as "Sybil" and for her guest star work on "ER."

Buckley has played on Broadway in 1776, Pippin, Sunset Boulevard, Song & Dance, Carrie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Triumph of Love and Cats, earning a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in latter. Other credits include London runs of Promises, Promises and Sunset Boulevard. She is remembered by TV audiences for her turn in "Eight Is Enough" and more recently on HBO's "Oz."

Ron Rifkin (Cabaret) also appears in the series starring Flockhart (The Glass Menagerie) with Patricia Wettig (The Paris Letter - L.A.). Baitz is known for his work as a playwright with such plays as The Paris Letter, Ten Unknowns, Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Schmucks, A Fair Country, The Film Society, The Substance of Fire, The End of the Day and Three Hotels.

"Brothers & Sisters" is scheduled to air on Sundays at 10 PM (ET) on ABC. (Check your local listings). For more information, visit abc.com.