A brotherly bond! The three Lawrence brothers — Joey, Matthew and Andrew, respectively — are no strangers to showcasing their sibling connection in real life or on the big screen.
Brothers in real life, they also played onscreen siblings in NBC’s short-lived sitcom Brotherly Love from 1995 to 1997. (The WB aired season two and the final season. The comedy was about Joe Roman, Joe’s older brother.Joey Lawrence) when he returned to his hometown of Philadelphia one year after his father’s death. Intending to cash out his share of the family business, he soon realized that the company — and his two younger half-brothers Matt (Matthew LawrenceAndy (Andrew Lawrence) — needed his help.
“I get flashbacks all the time with these guys,” the Blossom alum told The Los Angeles Times September 1995, when he was working with his younger brothers. “I was always being told to speak more slowly. I’m kind of in-between them, personality-wise. … Matt’s the quietest [and] I don’t know how Andy got so outgoing.”
The siblings — who also costarred in Disney Channel’s Horse Sense And Jumping Ship — portrayed fictional brothers, whose scenarios heavily echoed their real life. Decades later, the trio reunited on the small screen for several episodes of Freeform’s Melissa & JoeyJoey was starred in the movie titled Melissa Joan Hart.
“The [Lawrence] family’s pretty amazing to work with,” Melinda CuleaWho was the player? Brotherly Love TV mom Claire, told The Los Angeles Times September 1995. “There have never been any problems with them all on the set. It actually makes things flow easier.”
While the Philadelphia natives’ show only lasted two seasons, they have since been candid about a potential reboot as adults.
“You know what’s so funny? When you actually take the time to think about them. [I remembered] one of my representatives called me and said, ‘Hey, would you and your brothers think about this?’ I had a long conversation,” the Boy Meets World Exclusively told by alum Us Weekly April 2020: Talk about the possibility of a new sitcom. “We’re talking to one of the creators from that show and they were talking about it.”
Matthew added at the time: “The conversation was literally, yesterday, just brought back up to me. I don’t know. I know we’d all love to do it. It’s just, I guess, timing. Timing is everything.”
Officials should not be allowed to use the official Brotherly Love Although a revival has not been attempted since 2022, the Lawrences have continued to work together onscreen.
“We’re actually working on a TV show together for the first time in 15 years,” Joey previously told Entertainment Tonight They were working on a new project at the time. “We wanted to find a way not to redo Brotherly Love, but to bring them back together as mature men. It’s edgy, which is different. The dynamic and relationships that we have are not the late ’90s, sitcom-like relationships.”
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