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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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 7 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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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker
Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983–87, ...more
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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
12
Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Black Donnellys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde
The Black Donnellys is an American television drama that debuted on NBC on February 26, 2007, and last aired on April 2, 2007. Thereafter, NBC began releasing new episodes weekly on NBC.com ...more
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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Brotherly Love is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Wayans Bros. is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Amy Boal added Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Everything's Relative is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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Wings is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Baby Daddy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Brothers
Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012. The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one-night ...more
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Brothers & Sisters is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Brothers is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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