Brothers: Season 1 (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Lackluster and brash, Brothers is a predictable, cringe-worthy sitcom.

Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2009
Air date: Sep 25, 2009
Air date: Oct 2, 2009
Air date: Oct 9, 2009
Air date: Oct 11, 2009
Air date: Oct 18, 2009
Air date: Oct 23, 2009
Air date: Nov 8, 2009
Air date: Nov 22, 2009
Air date: Dec 13, 2009

Season Info

A recently retired NFL player strapped for cash moves in with his parents and younger brother. With his father (Carl Weathers) beginning to have memory issues, and his wheelchair-bound brother (Darryl "Chill" Mitchell) struggling to keep his sports-bar running, Mike (Michael Strahan) returns to his home in Houston, Sibling rivalry becomes a primary issue, but adding to the family dynamic is his mother (CCH Pounder), who has definite ideas about keeping her reunited family in line.

Network: FOX
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Cast

Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan
as Mike Trainor
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
as Adele
Jazsmin Lewis
Jazsmin Lewis
as Monica
Leila Arcieri
Leila Arcieri
as Gloria
Tichina Arnold
Tichina Arnold
as Cynthia
Rosi Reed
Rosi Reed
as Jenny
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson
as Himself
Jenny Slate
Jenny Slate
as Annette
Will Sasso
Will Sasso
as Anthony 'Avalanche' ...
Nancy O'Dell
Nancy O'Dell
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Brothers: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

The cast is for the most part wasted on this sophomoric material.

Full Review… | September 29, 2009
IGN Movies

While the jokes aren't always home runs, many of them are, and you have to give them credit for the subject matter.

Full Review… | September 28, 2009
Television Without Pity

Brothers manages to be fairly amusing, with Pounder showing off her range by shifting from the very serious business of The Shield to playing a sharp-tongued but nurturing matriarch in a house full of childish squabblers.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

You've got to love sibling rivalry jokes to tolerate Brothers. I mean, really, really love them. Because this new Fox sitcom is a dripping faucet of sibling rivalry jokes.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's merely another average, laugh-track-addled sitcom.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Newsday
Top Critic

Based on the caliber of the jokes tonight, we shouldn't be overly optimistic.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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