'Brothers & Sisters': Stephen Collins to star as Saul's boyfriend

stephen-collins-getty.gifWe never thought we'd see "7th Heaven's" Reverend Camden kissing dudes, but stranger things have happened... maybe. Stephen Collins, best known for his million years on The WB's family fare, is headed to "Brothers & Sisters" as a love interest for Uncle Saul ( Ron Rifkin).

Sources tell E! Online that producers are hoping to turn Collins' role into a multi-episode arc. ABC owns this guy right now -- he's a regular on the upcoming superhero family show "No Ordinary Family," and has enjoyed a recurring role as Addison's (Kate Walsh) father on "Private Practice."

Saul's love life, which has always been a rocky road, just got further complicated in the season finale, when he discovered that he contracted HIV many years earlier. Though he was free of symptoms in the finale, there's no telling where his health will be when Season 5 begins on Sept 26, since a year has passed since we last saw the Walkers.

Here's hoping that Saul is healthy and happy!

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