A ton of people have Super Bowl rings, but not everyone gets their own sitcom. So when I read that Michael Strahan scored a lead in a show premiering this fall, I had to think he’s really moving up in the world. Wait, you say it’s a FOX show? How the mighty have fallen.
In “Brothers,” Strahan plays an retired football player named Mike living it up in New York , thereby showing off his range. But you better believe hijinks will ensue. And with the help of his wacky family, Mike will surely teach us all to laugh, and love.
Seriously, read the description and tell me this isn’t going to be just awful.
Mike returns home to Houston to help his brother Chill (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell; what creative character names they’ve got) run his restaurant. Did I mention Chill is in a wheelchair? Maybe Mike will learn that physical ability isn’t the only thing that makes a decent person.
The great CCH Pounder is slumming it as their mother, and in a casting coup, the producers somehow managed to land Carl Weathers as their father, an ultraconservative high school football coach. You can bet he won’t be too happy with his son’s New York lifestyle.
Josh Schwartz, the creator of “Chuck,” told the Newark Star-Ledger last year, “When the cameras rolled, Michael was really, really funny.
“Everyone on the set was completely blown away,” Schwartz said. “After everyone saw him, they were like, ‘Well, maybe we should get [him] back here.’ “
How confident is Fox in the show? It’ll air Friday nights at 8. So, yeah, it’ll be canceled within a month.