What About Brian

What About Brian Information

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 midseason replacement and concluded on March 26, 2007. On May 16, 2006, ABC renewed the series for its second 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.



Main article: List of What About Brian episodes

Unaired pilot

An unaired pilot with a completely different structure from the first episode was created, with Polly Shannon portraying Marjorie instead of Sarah Lancaster.

International broadcasts

Country TV Network(s) Date of Premiere Weekly Schedule
Seven Network
February 18 2007
November 4 2009
Sundays, 9.30pm
Wednesdays, 10:30pm (repeats)
ORF eins December 2007
bTV 2008 Monday"Thursday, 9.00pm (first run)
Monday"Friday, 3.30pm (second run)
Nelonen 2008 Sundays, 4.30pm
TF1 May 2007 Saturdays, 4.00pm
Fox Life Greece January 7, 2011 Fridays, 9.50pm
Xtra HOT
December 24, 2006
Sundays, 10.00pm
Sunday"Thursday, 7.10pm
CTV June 3, 2008 Monday"Friday, 4.15pm
WOWOW April 2008 Sundays
Latin America Sony November 2006 Mondays, 9.00pm
NET 5 2007 Tuesdays. 9.30pm
TV2 2007 Fridays, 8.30pm
Vibe 2009 Saturday, 7.30pm
Global TV 2008 Tuesdays, 11.25pm
Pakistan Television September 2008 Sundays, 9.00pm
RTP2 February 2007 Thursdays, 10.40pm
Kanal A February 2007 Thursdays, 10.40pm
Nitro January 2009 Saturdays, 14:40
Channel 4
May 2007
Tuesdays, 9.00pm
Fridays after midnight
ABC April 16, 2006 Mondays, 10.00pm

DVD release

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.

DVD name Ep # Release date Additional information
The Complete Series 24 September 25, 2007
  • What About Season 3 featurette
  • Cast interviews & Bloopers


  • Howie Day's "Collide" is the song used in the announcement commercials.
  • The theme song that appears at the beginning of each episode is "Calling All Friends" by Low Stars.
  • The 1970 song "Hey Hey What Can I Do" by Led Zeppelin inspired the theme song and also has lyrics that parallel the show's plot. The lyrics of the song tell of a man's love for a woman that he will never have all to himself; a woman who 'wants to ball all day', 'stays drunk all the time', and who 'won't be true.' The first verse is a declaration of his love and his desire to tell her that she is the only one for him. The second verse describes her infidelity and his jealousy and frustration. In the third verse he comes to the conclusion that he must leave her 'where the guitars play', a sentiment reinforced by the vamp in which the lead singer, Robert Plant, is backed by the rest of the band repeating the two lines; 'Hey hey what can I do' and 'Oh Lord what can I say.'
  • Colin Hay's music has been used in several episodes of What About Brian:
  • Hay's song "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" ended the episode "Two in 24" and was also used in the episode "Sex, Lies and Videotape."
  • "Beautiful World" ended the episode "Moving Day."
  • "Don't Wait Up" ended the episode "The Importance of Being Brian" and was also in the episode "Sex, Lies and Videotape."
  • Keith Varon has provided songs for the show.

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