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Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
First episode date 16 April 2006
Created by Dana Stevens
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 25 (list of episodes)
Final episode date 26 March 2007
|Starring Barry Watson
Amy Jo Johnson
Network American Broadcasting Company
Cast Barry Watson, Sarah Lancaster, Matthew Davis, Rosanna Arquette, Amanda Detmer
What About Brian? is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dana Stevens and co-produced by J. J. Abrams' company Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on April 16, 2006, on ABC, as a mid-season replacement and concluded on March 26, 2007. On May 16, 2006, ABC renewed the series for its second and final season, notably making it the only new series to be picked up by the network from the 2005–2006 television season, despite it being the final new series introduced by ABC during the season. The series returned October 9, 2006, with a full 22-episode season confirmed by November 10, 2006. The second season order was subsequently scaled back to 19 episodes by the network.
What About Brian? ended its run after two seasons on March 26, 2007.
32-year-old Brian Davis is living the life of a single guy in Venice Beach, California. However, he is the only bachelor left in his group of friends. His best friend, lawyer Adam Hillman, recently got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Marjorie, a girl Brian is secretly in love with and whom Adam was planning to break up with. Another friend, Dave Greco, who is co-founder with Brian of Zap Monkey, a company that designs and produces video games, cannot wait to welcome Brian into the marriage club, as Dave has been married to Deena for thirteen years and has three daughters. His older sister, record executive Nicole, has recently married Italian model Angelo Varzi and is pregnant with a girl she names Bella. Brian's journey to find romance leads him down a road where the picture-perfect relationships of his friends are tested and revealed for what they truly are.
Cast and characters
1 "Final airdate" is for Episode #1.5 – Episode #1.6 was never aired and is only available on the season 1 DVD.
Season 2 (2006–07)
The second season of the series premiered on October 9, 2006. Along with Wife Swap and The Bachelor, it was part of ABC's first primetime Monday evening lineup for the fall not to include Monday Night Football, since that show's shift to ESPN. Contrasting with what had historically been a night which drew high male viewership, What About Brian? was seen by some industry analysts as the closer to a new lineup appealing particularly to female viewers. Every episode in the second season begins with "What About...?".
An unaired pilot with a completely different structure from the first episode was created, with Polly Shannon portraying Marjorie instead of Sarah Lancaster.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.