Party of Five is a 2020 American teen and family drama television series. It has one season and a total of 10 episodes with an approximate average runtime being 44 minutes. The last episode consists of a 9-minute finale which wraps the story of the series. The series was created by Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, and produced by François Sylvestre and Maria Melograne. Sony Pictures Television also backed up the series and Freeform was their Original network. The series was released on 8th January 2020 and is a reboot of the 1994 popular series ‘Party Of Five’, created by Christopher Keyser. The original series consists of 6 seasons and a total of 142 episodes with an approximate average runtime of 44 minutes. The show paved the way for many other shows and was an inspiration to many.
The show received poor ratings during its 1st and 2nd seasons despite the fresh, interesting and addictive story. The series got more exposure after winning a lot of awards and positive attention from critics. Its popularity sky-rocketed and the series managed to make multiple seasons in the span of 6 years before wrapping up on 3rd May 2020. It also gained a one-season spinoff in 1999 called the ‘Time Of Your Life’ and finally, it was rebooted in 2020. The 1994 series featured the lives of five orphans, but the 2020 version made slight changes to the background of the characters, giving them a family who get detained and are not able to join the kids. The kids struggle to find a way to survive by themselves while trying to help their parents on their return. Unlike the original series, the new one couldn’t make a comeback. The series was cancelled after the release of its first season.
Party Of Five Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned earlier, the series won’t be renewed for season 2. The news was confirmed by TVLine. The series was viewed by a total of 442,000 viewers and received declining viewer ratings till its finale, which was viewed by a mere 143,000 viewers. The series is one of the least watched shows in that season, and it’s completely understandable why the decision was made. Although the series featured an interesting story showing the importance of family, the struggles and sacrifices made and faced by the members of a family, young adult issues, the pressure of not being too good and many other messages throughout the show, it wasn’t enough to raise the ratings. Maybe the reboot of the season was not welcomed without the original cast or maybe they couldn’t connect with the viewers the way the original series did. Anyways, we won’t be seeing the series again.
|Party Of Five Season 1 Release Date||8th January 2020|
|Party Of Five Season 2 Release Date||Cancelled|
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Party Of Five Season 2 Cast
The series includes an interesting cast:
- Brandon Larracuente acts as Emilio Acosta, the eldest of the family who wishes to be a musician.
- Niko Guardaso acts as Beto Acosta, the second oldest brother of the family.
- Emily Tosta is Lucia Acosta, Beto’s twin and the eldest daughter who is a straight-A student.
- Elle Pais Legaspi as Valentina Acosta, The youngest sister who is quite smart and mature for her age.
- Bruno Bichir as Javier Acosta, father of the kids.
- Fernanda Urrejola as Gloria Acosta, mother of the kids.
- Garcia as Matthew, the trans man met by Valentina and Lucia at the church.
- Sol Rodríguez as Natalia- a babysitter working for the Acosta family.
- Elizabeth Grullon as Sully- Lucia’s mentor and an immigration activist who is lesbian.
- Amanda Arcuri as Vanessa, Emilio’s love interest and a psychology graduate who works as a hostess in a restaurant.
- Mann Alfonso as Oscar, a worker at the Acostas’ restaurant.
- Audrey Gerthoffee as Ella, Beto’s love interest.
- Jessica Lord as Alice, a young mother.
Where To Watch Party Of Five?
Party of Five is available on Hulu, Disney + and ESPN+. You can also rent, buy or watch it from Amazon Prime Video. If a possible second season were to exist we expect it to be available in these platforms unless its popularity gains the attention of other OTT platforms. You can also use VPN to check and watch the availability of the series in other locations, this way you can watch the series and many others which are not available or hard to find in your locality by just changing your location’s address.
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