These Lawrence Brothers' TV Return Updates Will Excite Fans Of The '90s Heartthrobs
Prepare for your ‘90s hearts to swoon, because Joey Lawrence is spilling more details on the Lawrence brothers’ Brotherly Love revival. The actor, who spoke in depth with Bustle this past summer about the project, recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the trio are, in fact, collaborating on a project that will feature them "as grown men." While he explains that the new series won't be an exact revamp of the '90s sitcom, the updates about the Lawrence brothers' TV return will still excite fans of Joey, Matthew, and Andrew in general.
“We’re actually working on a TV show together for the first time in 15 years," said Lawrence. "We wanted to find a way not to redo Brotherly Love, but to bring us back together as grown men. It's edgy, which is different. The dynamic and relationships that we have are not the late '90s, sitcom-like relationships.”
It seems that the brothers will have a big say in the narrative of the show. And that lines up with Lawrence's August interview with Bustle, in which shared,
"We are making the show that we want to make, which is a single camera, half-hour, edgy comedy. Super funny. Lots of heart, but super funny... We've got an Emmy award-winning writer that is killing it, and we are deep into the production of the pilot... It's very exciting for us. It's been a long time but we just wanted to do it our way."
Considering they have mounds of talent to back up their still insanely handsome good looks, it's safe to say that fans of the '90s Lawrence brother collective will be totally on board for a grown-up version of the trio. Especially since, somehow, it's been more than 20 years since Brotherly Love first aired in 1996, so it's only fair to reminisce about some of the roles that fans loved them for as youngsters.
Eldest brother Joey has had quite a career throughout the years. Starting out in showbiz at the age of five, he's had memorable and successful roles on sitcoms like Gimme a Break, Blossom, and, more recently, Melissa & Joey. It appears that his given name really suits him well, because he played a character named either "Joe" or "Joey" in all three series. Years past his adorable '80s bowl-cut, Joey also has enjoyed a career in hosting, serving as the lead on Masters of Dance in 2008.
Meanwhile, middle child Matthew is probably best-known to '90s fans for the portrayal of Jack Hunter on Boy Meets World — a role which he reprised in the sequel series Girl Meets World — or for his role in the Golden Globe winning film, Mrs. Doubtfire.
Andrew, the youngest of the brood, started acting at the tender age of three and has had a myriad of roles in both television and film. He was the voice of T.J. Detweiler in Recess from 1998 to 2001 and has maintained a recurring role on Hawaii Five-O since 2013. With that much work on all three of their résumés, these brothers are familiar faces on television. But acting isn't the only skill they have.
As multiple threats in the entertainment industry, the Lawrence brothers formed a band together back in February of this year, releasing a single entitled "Lose Myself," under the moniker Still Three, according to ET. Meanwhile, Joey also recently released his first Christmas song, “Christmas Time.”
It looks like the Lawrence brothers have still got it: good looks, undeniable talent, and a platform to share it on. It's been a long time coming, and it's safe to say that fans are ready.