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Former Giants defensive end and current NFL analyst Michael Strahan, who once was rumored to be in line for a talk show on FOX, reportedly is getting a sitcom instead.
According to Variety, Strahan’s show has the working title of Brothers, and it centers on a former NFL player who returns home to reconnect with his family — and, specifically, with his wheelchair-bound brother.
Strahan plays the wheelchair-bound brother.
Actually, Strahan will be the former NFL player, and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell plays Strahan’s wheelchair-bound brother.
We’re currently tracking down a rumor that Jay Glazer has been hired to play the family’s chihuahua.
[UPDATE:  We made this story a bit more clear, since sarcasm still apparently doesn’t translate well through the Internet.]

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49 Responses to “STRAHAN GETS A SITCOM”
  1. phinfan13 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:08 PM

    Great another sitcom, I can hardly wait

  2. joepinion says: Mar 17, 2009 3:09 PM

    I can’t wait to watch all 4 episodes.

  3. TheBozforPres says: Mar 17, 2009 3:10 PM

    Glazer, in fact, has been offered the role of Cecil, the excitable, man-blouse wearing neighbor who is always popping in uninvited.

  4. empty13 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:11 PM

    florio can play the nutty neighbor.

  5. bwnyc says: Mar 17, 2009 3:12 PM

    They still make sitcoms?

  6. rsen says: Mar 17, 2009 3:13 PM

    Considering that Daryl Mitchell is in a wheelchair in real life, I’m pretty sure that Strahan will not be the one in the wheelchair….

  7. empty13 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:16 PM

    and florio can then own jay glazer. and their buddy jared allen could come over and call the dog a little pervert.

  8. joepinion says: Mar 17, 2009 3:16 PM

    Instead, he should be a guy who gets in a car accident with someone who doesn’t have insurance, and so the judge orders them to be Strahan’s butler.

  9. Scientific says: Mar 17, 2009 3:17 PM

    Sounds like it has potential. Strahan was good when he was on “Chuck” some time back. We’ll have to see. Good to see Chill Mitchell getting work.

  10. Benacci says: Mar 17, 2009 3:18 PM

    Man I hope they bring ALF back!

  11. finsider says: Mar 17, 2009 3:19 PM

    The body of the post makes no sense. It says Strahan will play both the brother in a wheel chair and the ex football player.

  12. TDWII says: Mar 17, 2009 3:21 PM

    I am Tiki Barber’s damaged ego reporting from the sideline at University of Phoenix Stadium

  13. fvehon says: Mar 17, 2009 3:23 PM

    You are a comic genius!You almost had me with the Strahan being the wheel chair bound brother! Hey, do you think you cold do some retarded jokes next?

  14. stadanko says: Mar 17, 2009 3:24 PM

    Who came up with this? Fox must have fired all of the people with good ideas due to the economy.

  15. mykolm says: Mar 17, 2009 3:25 PM

    Yeah, I think you made a mistake in that article. Reading the linked original, it appears that the other actor — who’s paralyzed in real life — will be the bro’ in the chair, not Michael Get Your Stray Han’ Off Me.

  16. mrf47 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:27 PM

    Wow, I didn’t realize that Strahan has such great range as an actor. I bet his next roll is as a former football player in an Adam Sandler comedy.

  17. what now says: Mar 17, 2009 3:30 PM

    You really should ready your own linked articles… Or maybe slow down just a bit.

  18. Jackson1 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:32 PM

    Florio………you got it backwards. Strahan will NOT be the one in the wheelchair………Chill Mitchell will be.

  19. buells says: Mar 17, 2009 3:33 PM

    wow. you people have to learn how to catch things before they fly right over your head…

  20. what now says: Mar 17, 2009 3:34 PM

    We’ve been handed an incredible opportunity here, Peck.
    What’s next?
    Will he play the role of Simple Jack in the new TV series based on Tropic Thunder?

  21. snccoach says: Mar 17, 2009 3:36 PM

    Jay Glazer has severe “Little Man’s Syndrome”. That’s why he practices and announces MMA, just so you know that midgets can fight too.

  22. Wrathchild says: Mar 17, 2009 3:39 PM

    The gap in Strahan’s teeth will make for some good sitcom writing.

  23. Tek9 says: Mar 17, 2009 3:40 PM

    I’m just glad its not a “reality show”

  24. zygi milf says: Mar 17, 2009 3:41 PM

    The show has already jumped the shark and it hasn’t even aired yet.

  25. ty@thelionsinwinter says: Mar 17, 2009 3:42 PM

    Loved Mitchell as the lunch counter guy in the old John Laroquette Show . . . as others have pointed out, Mitchell is a parapalegic in real life, so my guess is that he will play the wheelchair-bound one in the show, too. Either that, or there’s going to be some serious special effects going on.
    Ty @ The Lions in Winter

  26. ty@thelionsinwinter says: Mar 17, 2009 3:44 PM

    Whoops! Didn’t read the piece correctly; completely missed the joke; egg on my face. Sorry, fellas.
    Ty @ The Lions in Winter

  27. Kotite says: Mar 17, 2009 3:45 PM

    Strahan’s ex got his legs too?

  28. MarkB says: Mar 17, 2009 3:45 PM

    And John Clayton plays Mr Roper.

  29. bgman says: Mar 17, 2009 3:47 PM

    It should work. That gap in Strahan’s teeth always makes me laugh.

  30. skigirl says: Mar 17, 2009 3:50 PM

    will Jean Mugglie make a guest appearance as the ex-wife???

  31. RaiderMight says: Mar 17, 2009 3:51 PM

    Breaking news: The Fox Network announces that the pilot show “Brothers” will not be picked up fora full season. The first 3 shows will play through and then be destroid.

  32. DanSnydersPetCeratto says: Mar 17, 2009 3:56 PM

    Actually, OJ Simpson was cast to play the nutty neighbor, but that part is being recast.

  33. DanSnydersPetCeratto says: Mar 17, 2009 4:01 PM

    I can’t wait for the episode where the overly nosy landlord played by Dennis Green suspects Strahan’s character of living an alternative lifestyle with another character played by Tiki Barber. After a series of misconstrued moments, the episode concludes with a speech during which Dennis Green declares “They were what we thought they were.”

  34. dtowner says: Mar 17, 2009 4:02 PM

    Will he comb his teeth for the show or continue to part them in the middle?

  35. omegalh says: Mar 17, 2009 4:07 PM

    How about a reality TV show where he plays DE for the Giants? Thats about all i need to see of him.

  36. Eddie Drycleaner says: Mar 17, 2009 4:12 PM

    Strahan over-acts. This is going to set athletes crossing over back 100 years.

  37. greensmackginny says: Mar 17, 2009 4:15 PM

    Florio, post this. I remember this gem from a few months back. Maybe “chill” can use this for rehersal

  38. straverse says: Mar 17, 2009 4:17 PM

    Either way, Strahan’s gotta be psyched that he’s not going to have to face Jay Cutler now that Denver’s trading him to Philly for McNabb.

  39. Fade 2 Black says: Mar 17, 2009 4:25 PM

    Comedy should be easy for Strahan.
    He is alreaday funny looking!
    Ba-Dump! Bump!
    (Add canned laugh track here.)

  40. Benacci says: Mar 17, 2009 4:30 PM

    “what now says:
    March 17th, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    You really should ready your own linked articles… Or maybe slow down just a bit.”
    Maybe you should slow down and “ready” your own post first!

  41. santacruzom says: Mar 17, 2009 4:59 PM

    Wasn’t there a sitcom back in the 80’s that was called “Brothers?” That name sure sounds familiar.

  42. CapsLockKey says: Mar 17, 2009 5:15 PM

    Well thank God the brother is in a wheelchair, otherwise where would the premise be for this to be a situational comedy? The only thing funnier than paraplegics is someone dying of cancer. This show has top 10 written all over it. Bring on the hilarity.

  43. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 17, 2009 5:31 PM

    Michael Strahan in….. “Can you guess whats caught inbetween my teeth brother?”

  44. Slow Joe says: Mar 17, 2009 5:37 PM

    I thought the FOX pregame show was a sitcom.

  45. Vox Veritas says: Mar 17, 2009 5:46 PM

    Strahan should play Jack Tripper in a remake of Three’s Company. Janet could be played by Michelle Tafoya and Chrissy could be played by Jillian Barberie. Dan Rooney = Mr. Roper. Florio, you could be Larry Dallas, Jack’s womanizing used car salesman pal.
    Of course, this all hinges on whether Strahan can successfully “pretend” to be a straight man pretending to be a gay man.

  46. Alpheratz says: Mar 17, 2009 6:03 PM

    Can we, like, never have to hear about him again, please?

  47. gchris84 says: Mar 17, 2009 8:03 PM

    I don’t like the racial overtones of this show!!! I am reporting you, Florio, to the Al Sharpton

  48. foosballking says: Mar 17, 2009 11:43 PM

    I hear that the only channel that will carry a sitcom with Strahan in it is Bravo…

  49. jkorn1818 says: Mar 18, 2009 5:43 PM

    Slow down florio youre typing too fast and too many articles.
    In the season premier, Strahan plays a bouncer and doesn’t allow in a former teammate because he is wearing baggy sweatpants…
    he is also greeted by an overweight person on the east wing of the bldg and always welcomes him with “hello runyan”

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