The Naked Brothers Band is an American television series created by actress Polly Draper and produced by Kidzhouse Entertainment and Worldwide Biggies, which aired on Nickelodeon from February 3, 2007 to June 13, 2009.
Draper was nominated for a 2008 Writer's Guild of America award for her work on the first season's episode, "Nat is a Stand-Up Guy"; a year later, she received a WGA award for her work on the second season's finale TV movie special, Polar Bears.Nat also earned a nomination twice for his performance; one at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in the United Kingdom, and another at the KCAs in the United States.Nat, Alex, and their father also received a 2007 BMI Cable Award for their work on the show's music.Draper's husband, Michael Wolff, serves as the music supervisor and also plays his sons' inept accordion-playing father.The storyline takes place in New York City where the siblings live in a vivid colored apartment, akin to the family's real home.
The show is based on Nat's real-life band, The Silver Boulders, which he formed in preschool with his childhood friends.
Nat and Alex also self-composed, performed, and sang all of the series' music.
The series is a mockumentary—a parody shot in the style of a documentary—with cameras recording the band members during their concert performances and personal lives as they encounter adolescents.
The title is derived from an incident when the brothers were very young; they arose from the bathtub shouting, "We're 'the naked brothers band!
Template:'" According to Viacom, "The premiere of The Naked Brothers Band television series delivered Nickelodeon's highest-rated premiere in seven years" and instantly became one of the most popular shows for children aged 6–11.
The series is as popular as Disney Channel's Hannah Montana and Cory in the House.