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(1994–2000)

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The role of Sarah was meant to be a nine episode character but the producers liked Jennifer Love Hewitt's performance and made her a regular.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt was the only actor to actually be a teen playing a teen in the early seasons.
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Jerry O'Connell was originally cast as Bailey Salinger. He quit the role, just before the pilot was filmed, to star as Quinn in Sliders (1995).
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Lacey Chabert played the violin in real life.
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Canceled on 24 January 2000, just weeks after Neve Campbell announced she was leaving the award-winning show to concentrate on a film career.
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Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert both had roles The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Chabert did the voice of young Vitani while Campbell did the voice of adult Kiara.
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The producers originally wanted a younger actress to play Julia but thought Neve Campbell's attitude suited the role.
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Tara Strong auditioned for the role of Julia Salinger. Her roommate at the time, Neve Campbell, got the part. Strong went on to guest star as Lorna in the second episode of the first season.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt's character in the movie Can't Hardly Wait (1998) was spoofed by Lacey Chabert in the movie Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
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Owen Salinger (littlest brother and fifth in the party) was played by five different boys over the six seasons of the show.
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Jeremy London and his twin brother Jason London played together with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeremy on This show and Jason London in Jennifers future hit-show Ghost Whisperer (2005)
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Danielle Harris was considered for the role of Claudia Salinger.
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In The X-Files S6 E18 "Milagro", During a scene in the graveyard, the camera pans past a headstone, which bears the names Diana and Nicholas Salinger with the year of their death as 1994. This is a reference to the late parents of the Salinger family featured in Party of Five (1994) which was also on Fox Network.
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Ben Savage and Rider Strong of Boy Meets World (1993) both made separate guest appearances in season three as love interests of Claudia.
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Just before joining the series as Callie Martel. Alexondra Lee has starred opposite Jeremy London's identical twin brother Jason, in the 1995 romantic comedy "My Teacher's Wife".
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The series premiered the same year as the sitcom On Our Own (1994) (TV Series). Both the series and the sitcom are about siblings whom lose their parents in tragic accidents.
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The theme song is "Closer to Free" by The BoDeans.
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James Marsden first played the role of Griffin Holbrook for only the last episode of season one and Jeremy London took over the role in the ensuing seasons.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt made her final appearance as Sarah Reeves in Party of Five: Bye, Bye (1999) (TV Episode). The spin-off series Time of Your Life (1999) (TV Series) which is a continues on from Party of Five: Bye, Bye (1999) (TV Episode) follows Sarah as she goes to New York City to find her biological father. The series was discontinued after 18 episodes. An uncredited Scott Wolf provided the voice of Bailey Salinger in Time of Your Life: The Time Sarah Got Her Shih-Zu Together (1999) (TV Episode) which Bailey leaves Sarah a voice message on her answering message and announces that he has decided to end the relationship with her.
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