BROTHERS is a 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
MIKE TRAINOR (Michael 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) 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 sports-themed restaurant afloat. 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.
Wedged between Mike and Chill are their parents. Their father, whom
everyone refers to as COACH (Carl Weathers), 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.
Rapper Snoop Dogg will portray “Kenny the Lawyer” in an episode to air in October.
Premiering Friday, September 18 on FOX!