The Naked Brothers Band is an American children's television series created by Polly Draper for Nickelodeon. The show depicts the daily lives of Draper's sons, who lead a fictional world-renowned rock band in New York City. As amockumentary-styled comedy, the storyline is an embellishment of their real lives, and the fictional presence of a camera is often acknowledged. Lead vocals and instrumentation are contributed by the siblings; they wrote the lyrics themselves. The show stars Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff, the lead singer-songwriter, and drummer, respectively. Nat's fictional female admirer and real life friends—including the guitarist who had no prior acquaintance with the family—feature as the other band members, with the siblings' genuine father and Draper's husband as their inept accordion-playing dad, and Draper's niece as the group's babysitter.
The series is a spin-off of Draper's 2005 film of the same name that was picked up by the network, premiering in January 2007. Draper, star of Thirtysomething and her screenwriting debut The Tic Code, is the executive producer of the series, and often writer and director. Albie Hecht, former Nickelodeon chief and creator of the Spike TV network, is the executive producer, under his Worldwide Biggies tag. Draper's jazz musician husband Michael Wolff, known for leading the band on The Arsenio Hall Show, serves as the music and co-executive producer, with Draper's brother, Tim, as the consulting producer.
The show first aired two episodes in the United States on February 3, 2007 to an audience of roughly 3.7 million viewers. Viacom announced, it "delivered Nickelodeon's highest-rated premiere in seven years" and instantly became one of the most favorable for 6–11. According to an article by TV reporter Jacques Steinberg, of The New York Times, the series' popularity is equivalent to Hannah Montana and Cory in the House. Three seasons aired and it concluded abruptly on June 13, 2009 due to the network placing high demands on the family that would disrupt the siblings' schooling. The series earned 1 Broadcast Music, Inc. Cable Award; 2 Writers Guild Award nominations, winning one WGA; 3 Young Artist Award nominations; and was nominated for 1 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award (both in the United States and United Kingdom).