The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers  

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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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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Yeardley Smith, Philip Charles MacKenzie, Gale Gordon
Brothers is an American television sitcom that originally aired on the cable network Showtime from July 13, 1984 to May 5, 1989, totaling 115 episodes. It was produced by Gary Nardino ...more
Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more
Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Carly Kiel added Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini
Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find that their past ...more
Fortysomething is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor, Sheila Hancock
Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series, starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife Estelle is starting a new career as a ...more
Butterflies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Nicholas Lyndhurst
Butterflies was a British sitcom series written by Carla Lane broadcast on BBC2 from 1978–83. The situation is the day-to-day life of the Parkinson family in a bittersweet style. There are both ...more
Only Fools and Horses is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber
Only Fools and Horses is a British television situation comedy created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1991, ...more
Friday Night Dinner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Paul Ritter
Friday Night Dinner is a British television sitcom written by Robert Popper and starring Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap. The comedy is focused on the regular ...more
Victor and Valentino is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen, Laura Patalano
Victor and Valentino (Cartoon Network, 2019) is an American animated television series created by Diego Molano. In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search ...more
The Brothers Flub is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Charlotte Rae, Tom Kenny, Jeff Bennett
The Brothers Flub is an animated television series produced by Sunbow Productions and co-produced by Ravensburger. It aired in the United States of America on the television network Nickelodeon. ...more