Brothers (2009)
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Brothers (2009)
First Aired: September 25th, 2009
Status: Ended
Genre: Comedy
Air Time: Friday, 08:00 PM
Network: FOX (US)
Summary: Starring Michael Strahan ("FOX NFL Sunday") and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell ("Ed," "Veronica's Closet"), BROTHERS is a new half-hour comedy about a former NFL hot shot who learns that even though you can always go home again, the trip back might be tougher than you think. MIKE TRAINOR (Strahan) seemingly has it all he's a good-looking, wealthy and recently retired NFL player living the high-life in New York City, but he's about to get sidelined. When Mike gets a phone call from his MOM (CCH Pounder, "The Shield") who orders him home to Houston, he quickly realizes the more his life has changed, the more his family has stayed the same. His brother CHILL (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell), whose life was altered drastically after a car accident left him in a wheelchair, is struggling to keep his restaurant afloat with the help of his loudmouth associate, ROSCOE (Colton Dunn, "MADtv"). The dynamics between Mike and Chill are the same as when they were kids, and their sibling rivalry hasn't lessened with age. If they can stop their bickering, put aside their differences and learn to be teammates, the brothers might just turn out to be each other's biggest asset. (CPFTFC) Wedged between Mike and Chill are their parents. Their father, whom everyone refers to as COACH (Carl Weathers, "Rocky"), is the local high school football coach and the conservative, opinionated alpha male of his clan. Coach thinks he runs the show, but really it's Mom who calls the shots. Saucy, stern and a schemer, she is the mastermind of the family. And when she learns that Mike's business manager took off with all his money, she orchestrates a plan to keep Mike in Houston, save Chill's restaurant and bring the family back together under one roof again all without anyone realizing what she's up to. Mom's plan helps Mike realize that his family however dysfunctional they may be is the only family he's got. And although he may not have a penny to his name, as long as he's surrounded by people who love him, he'll always be a rich man.
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# of Episodes: 13
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# of Episodes I haven't watched: 13
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Season 1
Pilot
Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: September 25th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike Trainor seemingly has it all; he is a good-looking, wealthy and recently retired NFL player living the high life in New York City. With one phone call from his mom, Adele, Mike’s life changes in an instant. He comes home to Houston to find that his brother Chill, whose life changed drastically after a car accident left him in a wheelchair, is struggling to keep his restaurant afloat and that his father’s memory is not as sharp as it used to be. When Adele reveals everyone’s secrets, the family decides it is time for a fresh start.
Episode 2: House Rules/Anniversary
Air Date: September 25th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike's mother feels he has committed a personal foul when he lets his date stay over night. She decides to set up some house rules for the boys. And Coach, the man of the house is in hot water after forgetting his wedding anniversary.
Episode 3: Mom at the Bar/Train Buddy
Air Date: October 2nd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: When another bartender at Trainor's quits, it becomes apparent that business is suffering due to Mike and Chill's inability to get along. Adele decides to unite her sons by making herself their enemy, and her plan is set into motion when she takes over the open bartending position and expands her role beyond serving drinks. Meanwhile, Coach enjoys his newfound freedom with Adele out of the house.
Episode 4: Snoop/Fat Kid
Air Date: October 9th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike and Chill hire their cousin Kenny, a shady lawyer who specializes in debt and fraud, to recover Mike's laundered assets. But when Kenny is only able to locate funds donated to a children's charity, Mike wrestles with a tough decision. Meanwhile, Coach and Adele work together to help a heavy kid pass gym class.
Episode 5: Lenny
Air Date: October 11st, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: When Adele's sister, Cynthia, and her offensive husband, Lenny, come to town, Adele pleads with Coach to be on his best behavior. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson pays a surprise visit to Trainor's, and Mike and Chill compete with each other for the affection of Mike's high-school sweetheart, when she also shows up unexpectedly.
Episode 6: Commercial/Coach DMV
Air Date: October 18th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike and his former rival do a post-game commentary and makes a commercial spot with Adele. Chill assists Coach in getting his driver's license renewed.
Episode 7: Meet Mike Trainor/Assistant Coach
Air Date: October 23rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: When Coach's football team suffers an embarrassing losing steak, he relieves Chill of his duties as assistant coach and recruits Mike to help him devise some winning plays. Meanwhile, Trainor's newest hostess spreads some juicy rumors to help attract customers to Trainor's, but when her gossip attracts Nancy O'Dell, Kim Kardashian stops by the restaurant to set the record straight.
Episode 8: Mike's Comeback
Air Date: November 8th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike is given a second chance to play for the NFL, and it seems like his financial woes may finally be coming to an end. But when making the team is contingent on passing a physical in only two-weeks' time, Mike turns to Coach and Chill to get him back into shape. Meanwhile, Adele meddles with a student's decision to play professional baseball.
Episode 9: Week in Chair
Air Date: November 22nd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Mike offends Chill when Mike contests that being in a wheelchair has lots of advantages. To prove Mike wrong, Chill bets Mike that he can't last one week in a chair. Mike accepts and puts his Super Bowl ring on the line, but once the week begins, Mike is surprised by his experience.
Episode 10: Snoop Returns
Air Date: December 13rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: With the help of Cousin Kenny's legal aid, Coach's brother Maurice is released from jail and arrives at the Trainors' home to spend some time with the family. Despite Adele's initial skepticism, the "new" Maurice turns out to be quite a stand-up guy. Meanwhile, Mike makes a play for a new waitress at Trainor's, and Jimmy Johnson stops by the restaurant to talk football.
Episode 11: Christmas
Air Date: December 13rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Adele's brother-in-law is deserted by his wife, and Coach and Adele make an attempt to get them back together; Adele finds her plans for Christmas disrupted after Mike and Chill are suddenly called into work on the holiday.
Episode 12: Girls Girls Girls
Air Date: December 27th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: Adele sets Chill up on a blind date with Jenny, a social worker from her school, and Chill is surprised by how much he likes her. Meanwhile, Adele disapproves when Mike makes a play for one of her friends, and Coach goes out of his way to be more romantic.
Episode 13: Follow the Story
Air Date: December 27th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Summary: A writer from a sports magazine comes to Houston for a story about Mike, and as part of her research, she spends time getting to know the Trainors. But once each family member puts in his or her two cents, the focus of her story shifts from future hall-of-famer Michael to a lesser-known football phenomenon. Meanwhile, Adele is left frustrated by Coach's superstitious behavior surrounding his football team's winning streak
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