The Brothers García

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The Brothers García
The Brothers García (title card).png
Starring Carlos Lacámara
Ada Maris
Jeffrey Licon
Bobby Gonzalez
Vaneza Pitynski
Alvin Alvarez
Narrated by John Leguizamo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 (TV film included) (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Si TV
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run July 23, 2000 (2000-07-23) – August 8, 2004 (2004-08-08)

The Brothers García is an American sitcom that premiered in 2000 on Nickelodeon and ended in 2004. It was among the first projects of Sí TV, an effort to produce programming featuring Latino characters, however being aimed at a diverse audience.[1] (Sí TV has since launched its own cable-television network.) The series was billed as the first English-language sitcom to have an all Latino cast and creative team.[2]

The series aired on the programming block Nick on CBS from September 20, 2003 to September 18, 2004, where the series ended its initial run. Reruns on The N started on April 7, 2008, and ended in May 23, 2008. Similarities to the series could be made to the style of The Wonder Years, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Goldbergs, with an older version of the main character narrating each episode in a witty and sarcastic manner.

Overview[edit]

The series follows the adventures and life of the Latino-American García family, as narrated by the older version of one of the sons, Larry. Larry recounts his life alongside George, Carlos, and Lorena (his two brothers and twin sister, respectively), and the way they deal with everyday problems such as school, work, growing up, and all living in one house in San Antonio, Texas.

The series is about boys being boys, with Larry, George and Carlos Garcia put brotherly love to the test. The Brothers Garcia makes television history as the first English language sitcom with an all Latino cast, directors, and producers. From his funny, now adult perspective, Larry Garcia recalls his quest as an 11-year-old to fit in with his older brothers (13-year-old athletic Carlos and George, a 12-year-old walking encyclopedia) and to express his individuality, despite the attention-getting behavior of his twin sister Lorena. Ray is a proud father and his wife Sonia is a loving mother that tries to make her kids the best they can be.

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Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2001 Young Artist Award Best Family TV Comedy Series The Brothers García Won
Best Performance in a TV Series:
Young Actor Age Ten or Under
Alvin Alvarez Won
Best Ensemble in a TV Series Alvin Alvarez
Bobby Gonzalez
Jeffrey Licon
Vaneza Pitynski
Nominated
ALMA Awards Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series Joe Menendez Won
Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series Alvin Alvarez Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a New Television Series Ada Maris Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series Mike Cevallos
Gibby Cevallos
Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series Virgil L. Fabian Nominated
Outstanding Director of a Comedy Series Linda Mendoza Nominated
Outstanding Television Series The Brothers García Nominated
2002 Humanitas Prize Children's Live-Action Gary Rosenkranz Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Ensemble in a TV Series Alvin Alvarez
Bobby Gonzalez
Jeffrey Licon
Vaneza Pitynski
Nominated
ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series María Canals Barrera Won
Excellence in Make-Up in Television and Film Mark Sanchez Nominated
Outstanding Children's Television Programming The Brothers Garcia Nominated
2003 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Children's Non-Animated Programming The Brothers Garcia Won
2004 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Children's Non-Animated Programming The Brothers Garcia Won

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