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The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers 

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Updated May 18, 2020 1.2k votes 295 voters 8.3k views 39 items

List Rules Only shows with two or more brothers as main characters.

TV shows cover a range of different concepts, but one that seems to appear more often than not is a great story about brothers. Whether their relationship is central to the plot or simply another aspect of amazing storytelling, TV shows about brothers are all over the airwaves these days. Even when a show isn't specifically about the relationship between two or more brothers, the relationship that exists between them often drives us to watch. Considering all this, what do you think are the best shows about brothers?

With so many shows focused on families, you can find quite a few series with brothers. This list focuses on brothers in television where at least two of the people are men. No sister/brother relationships here unless the family dynamic includes two boys and a girl like on This is Us. Other series like Two and a Half Men capitalize on the brother relationship between Charlie and Alan... until Charlie was killed off of course. Whatever genre interests you, a TV show about two brothers can be sad, happy, funny, or frightening and there is definitely something to binge watch here. For more recommendations on good shows about brothers, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows you think are missing!

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

Premiered: 2009

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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

Premiered: 2005

Prison Break (Fox, 2005) is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring.The series revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced for a something he did not commit, and ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

Premiered: 1987

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

Premiered: 2003

One Tree Hill (The WB, 2003) is an American drama television series created by Mark Schwahn. Half-brothers Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James lafferty) trade between kinship and ...more

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown

Premiered: 2016

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Alvin and the Chipmunks ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

Premiered: 1983

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

Premiered: 2001

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

Premiered: 2000

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Locke & Key is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones

Premiered: 2020

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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

Premiered: 2011

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Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Gerald McRaney, Tim Reid, Jameson Parker

Premiered: 1981

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rang... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Premiered: 1989

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The Adventures of Pete &... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe

Premiered: 1993

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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones

Premiered: 2003

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Wings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard

Premiered: 1990

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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Premiered: 2012

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang

Premiered: 2015

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I Know This Much Is True... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Mark Ruffalo

Premiered: 2020

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Bro'Town is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
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Premiered: 2004

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Brotherly Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
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Premiered: 1995

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Station Zero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
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Premiered: 1999

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The Black Donnellys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde

Premiered: 2007

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Brews Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Alan Aisenberg, Mike Castle, Carmen Flood

Premiered: 2020

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