Entertainment 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
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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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco
Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 until 2009. The series revolves around two brothers; one has ...more
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11 10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more
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11 11
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more
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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
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The Wayans Bros. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon
The Wayans Bros. ist eine US-amerikanische Komödie welche als Fernseh-Serie in den Jahren 1995 bis 1999 ausgestrahlt wurde. In den Hauptrollen, die Brüder Shawn und Marlon Wayans.
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Brotherly Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Amy Boal added Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Liz Vassey
Brotherly Love is an American sitcom that ran from September 16, 1995 to April 1, 1996, on NBC, and then moved to The WB, where it aired from September 15, 1996 until May 18, 1997. The series ...more
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11 13
Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Gerald McRaney, Tim Reid, Jameson Parker
Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from November 24, 1981 to January 21, 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS and starred Gerald McRaney and ...more
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5 6
Heroes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia
Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more
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4 5
Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston
Malcolm in the Middle is an American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, ...more
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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more
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Brothers & Sisters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Sally Field, Emily VanCamp, Rob Lowe
Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Los Angeles and Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September ...more
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Wings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard
Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more
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3 5
Everything's Relative is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Everything's Relative Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Clayburgh, Kevin Rahm
Everything's Relative is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from April 6, 1999 until April 27, 1999. The series was created by Mitchell Hurwitz, and was produced by Witt/Thomas Productions in ...more
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3 5
Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young
Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show ...more
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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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5 8
Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang
Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more
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5 8
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its ...more
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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones
Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003 and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons. Originally starring Charlie Sheen, Jon ...more
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Victor and Valentino is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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Friday Night Dinner is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 25 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