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Brothers: Season 1 (2009)

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

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Brothers: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

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.

September 25, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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.

September 25, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 25, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 25, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Brothers is not a good show, and it's a shame, because the sum of its parts should add up to a lot more than the whole that will hit your TV screens on Friday.

September 24, 2009 | Full Review…

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

September 28, 2009 | Full Review…

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