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You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows 

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Updated February 5, 2020 4k votes 447 voters 6.4k views 25 items

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 From quoting Seth MacFarlane shows to playing The Walking Dead drinking games, the signs of the basic bro TV fan are many. ESPN is likely the most watched channel on his TV, and he can quote Mac and Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with eerie accuracy. Among this list are some of the top basic bro shows - these shows can most likely be made into a drinking game at a moment's notice and are the perfect addition to that dude bro life.

Chances are the bro in question has even stopped listing to his girlfriend mid-sentence to turn up the volume on one of these TV shows for guys, because they play to the very core of basic bro-ey interests: sports, explosive action, chicks, drinking, and bro bonding. And this list doesn't even take Monday Night Football into account. Giggity, giggity, giggity!

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 210

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 137

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Animated cartoon, + more

American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 33

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Variety show, Sketch, Comedy

Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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6
The Victoria's Secret Fa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Premiered: 2001

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Reality television

7
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more

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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

Premiered: 1979

Number of Episodes: 30731

Network: ESPN, ESPNews

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Sports film

SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American cable and satellite television network ESPN since the network's launch on September 7, 1979. ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller, + more

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Workaholics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 30

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Workaholics is a situation comedy currently airing on Comedy Central. The series, based on the web series 5thyear, stars Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, and Anders Holm of the comedy troupe Mail ...more

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: FXX

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Action, Comedy

Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The adventures and mishaps of secret agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his colleagues, who are ...more

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Crime, Suspense, Drama, + more

Breaking Bad is an American drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz

Network: FOX

Genres (Tv): Crime, Action, Police procedural

Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more

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Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Tony Reali, Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw

Premiered: 2002

Network: ESPN

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Sports film

Around the Horn is a sports roundtable discussion show conducted in the style of a panel game that is produced by ESPN. The show premiered on November 4, 2002 as a replacement for Unscripted ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction, Action

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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Community is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: Comedy Central, NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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Ray Donovan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Action

Ray Donovan is an American television drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season premiered on June 30, 2013. The pilot episode broke records of ...more

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more

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@midnight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Chris Hardwick

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Game-Show

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
Vinyl Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano
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Grandfathered is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list You May Be a Basic Bro If You Love These TV Shows
John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy