We know Jennifer Love Hewitt and the Party of Five creators are
taking the much loved character of Sarah--sans Bailey--to the right coast
for some serious self-exploration. But would you believe, they are also
It's true. Seems the biggest change to the
Fox spinoff Time of Your Life is in its tone. While there'll still be
the double-hankie moments we've come to love (and hate) on PO5, there will also be plenty to chuckle about.
Since I knew you'd want more scoop than that, I went straight to one of the producers--as in,
Jennifer Love Hewitt herself. And here's what she had to say:
So, what do you do as producer?
I do the catering--lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. No, [Party creators] Chris and Amy have been really, really wonderful about letting me be as much of a producer as I can be. But I'll be honest, I'm still learning.
How do you feel about all the changes to the show?
I'm excited about them. I mean, I think the fact that the network took the time to sort of rework the pilot so it would be the best it could possibly be just shows they care. The worst thing you can do is have a new show on a network that's not going to pay attention to you.
How do you feel about working without Scott Wolf as your
Scott is having a hard time with it. I'm having a hard time with it. We're both not feeling very strong emotionally about the whole thing.
Any chance, then, that Bailey will be coming to visit Sarah in NYC?
He could, but I think for show purposes, it's good for Scott to move on. I mean that as an actor, not as a character. And I think it's good for me to move on. My biggest hope is for Sarah is that she understands being without Bailey is okay.
Do you ever get sick of Sarah?
You know, I haven't been alone since I was 15 because I've always had Sarah to kind of--I know it sounds weird when she's just a piece of paper--but I've always had her to help me along. I think she's one of the most amazing people I've ever come in contact with.
Would you come back to Party of Five if
things didn't work out as planned?
Absolutely, if they wanted me to. I love Party of Five. I'd go back in a heartbeat.