A retired NFL star (Michael Strahan) moves back to his hometown in Houston and is reunited with his brother (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell), whose career in football was cut short because of a car accident.
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Who Was on the Panel:
Michael Strahan, Daryl Chill Mitchell, CCH Pounder, Carl Weathers, and executive producers Don Reo, Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum.
According to a question from one of the members of the press:
“The pilot contains, by my count, at least 17 jokes involving Michael Strahan’s gap between his teeth and Mr. Mitchell’s wheelchair, plus at least another five or six jokes about Carl Weathers’ maybe early onset of Alzheimer’s. Is that a pace that you guys hope to keep up in subsequent episodes?
Don Reo in response:
“You’ve got to go with what’s funny.”
From a counter-programming standpoint, Brothers is an alternative. It is the only comedy in the Friday 8 p.m. half hour. But Fox has never had a hit show leading off Friday, the premise is just plain depressing, and the humor in the pilot was dated. Plus, it is paired with a comedy that should have been axed two years ago — ‘Til Death. While I still think CBS medical drama Three Rivers will be the first new series cancellation of the season, Brothers could be next.
Chance of Survival for Brothers (Based on a scale of 1-1 to 10-1):
Did You Know?
Daryl “Chill” Mitchell has also been a series regular in Veronica’s Closet and Ed, both on NBC.
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