Australia's top-rating TV drama series Packed to the Rafters, starring New Zealanders Rebecca Gibney and Erik Thomson, will return for a new season in 2013 despite cast defections.
The Seven Network says production on a sixth series will begin later this year.
In New Zealand TV One started screening the series in 2009 and is now into the fourth series.
Seven's announcement follows news that Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter) and James Stewart (Jake Barton) have said they will be moving on.
Sheridan has signed a long-term deal with Network Ten and Stewart intends to head to the US to be a home dad in support of his partner and former Rafters star Jessica Marais who has just given birth to their first child.
Marais (Rachel Rafter), Jessica McNamee (Sammy Rafter), and Zoe Ventoura (Melissa Rafter) have all left the show as well.
Thomson, a New Zealand Drama School graduate who plays patriarch Dave Rafter in the hit series, says fans can expect to see many familiar faces during the sixth season, including Angus McLaren who is returning as Nathan Rafter.
Talk of the show's demise is premature, he adds.
"Some of them are coming back for the entire season, some for bits and pieces," Thomson told Seven Network's Sunrise programme.
"It's a bit of a revolving door.
"There is lot of misinformation out there.
"We are filming with Angus and Hugh at the moment and obviously Jess has just had a baby so she is a little bit busy.
"There's is such goodwill amongst the cast that there is a desire to keep this going and exciting."