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

Updated February 5, 2020 4.3k votes 468 voters 7.1k views25 items

List RulesList includes current TV shows only - can be from any network or streaming platform.

 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!

Know any other bro TV shows all the dudes and bros like? Be sure to add them if they aren't already listed.
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    Family Guy
    190
    89

    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

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

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  • 2
    South Park
    183
    105

    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

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

    South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    American Dad!
    152
    103

    American Dad!

    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal

    Premiered2005

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

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  • 4
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    159
    120

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Big Bang Theory
    142
    122

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    SportsCenter
    111
    104

    SportsCenter

    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose

    Premiered1979

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, Sports film

    SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Daredevil
    129
    133

    Daredevil

    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction, Action

    Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Chappelle's Show
    25
    13

    Chappelle's Show

    Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings

    Premiered2003

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

    Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central, 2003) is an American sketch comedy television series created... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
    28
    17

    The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Special Interest, Reality television

  • 10
    Entourage
    25
    16

    Entourage

    Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

    Premiered2004

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

    Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Walking Dead
    110
    128

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Archer
    105
    123

    Archer

    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Action, Comedy

    Archer (FXX, 2009) is an American adult animated black spy sitcom created by Adam Reed. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    106
    125

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Black comedy

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Breaking Bad
    17
    23

    Breaking Bad

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller, Neo-western, Tragedy

    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Workaholics
    13
    20

    Workaholics

    Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Workaholics (Comedy Central, 2011) is a sitcom television series created by Blake Anderson,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Better Call Saul
    65
    122

    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Around the Horn
    48
    114

    Around the Horn

    Tony Reali, Woody Paige

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, Sports film

    Around the Horn is a sports roundtable discussion show conducted in the style of a panel game... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Gotham
    50
    125

    Gotham

    Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Action, Police procedural

    Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Community
    40
    130

    Community

    Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Ray Donovan
    34
    119

    Ray Donovan

    Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Family drama

    Ray Donovan (Showtime, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Ann Biderman.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Silicon Valley
    32
    116

    Silicon Valley

    Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Master of None
    32
    123

    Master of None

    Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    @midnight
    30
    113

    @midnight

    Chris Hardwick

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Game-Show

  • 24
    Vinyl
    23
    110

    Vinyl

    Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde
  • 25
    Grandfathered
    21
    111

    Grandfathered

    John Stamos, Paget Brewster

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy