|A Grande Família|
|Based on||"A Grande Família", of Oduvaldo Vianna Filho and Armando Costa|
|Developed by||Claudio Paiva
Lúcio Mauro Filho
|Opening theme||"A Grande Família"|
|Composer(s)||Dudu Nobre (2001-2013)
Ivete Sangalo (2013)
Zeca Pagodinho and Demônios da Garoa (2014)
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of seasons||14|
|No. of episodes||485|
|Location(s)||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Camera setup||Single-camera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes or more|
|Original network||Rede Globo|
|Picture format||SD: 4:3, 480i
HD: 16:9, 1080i
|Audio format||Dolby Surround 2.0
5.1 surround sound
|Original release||March 29, 2001 - September 11, 2014|
A Grande Família (English: The Big Family) is a Brazilian television sitcom created by Oduvaldo Vianna Filho and Armando Costa which originally aired on Rede Globo from March 29, 2001 to September 11, 2014. The show tells the story of a typical middle-class family living in a suburb neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. It is a remake of a namesake's series that was aired in Brazil in the 70's.
The family consists of a working father, Lineu, a housewife and mother, Nenê, their son Tuco, their daughter Bebel, and Bebel's fiancée, Agostinho, a taxi driver portrayed as the typical carioca malandro. The family's grandfather, Floriano, was written out of the story after the death of actor Rogério Cardoso.
A movie based on the series premiered on January 10, 2007.
Lineu (Marco Nanini), the head of the family and quintessential patriarch, acts like a father to everyone in the house, including to his street-wise son-in-law, the hilarious Agostinho (Pedro Cardoso). Lineu is as methodical and straight-laced as Agostinho is roguish and full of mischief. Lineu is married to the sweet Nené (Marieta Severo), and unlike most long-married couples, they are still passionately in love.
Bebel (Guta Stresser) is their dreamer daughter whose head is constantly in the clouds. And, of course, she could only be married to Agostinho. This family couldn't be complete without the eternal teenager Tuco (Lúcio Mauro Filho), a real mommy's boy who doesn't get any breaks from his dad.
|Lineu Silva||Marco Nanini||489 (All)||Main|
|Nenê Silva||Marieta Severo|
|Bebel Silva||Guta Stresser|
|Tuco Silva||Lúcio Mauro Filho|
|Agostinho Carrara||Pedro Cardoso|
|Seu Flor||Rogério Cardoso||92||Main||N/A|
|Beiçola||Marcos de Oliveira||310||Recurring|
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD and Blu-ray year release|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||36||March 29, 2001||January 23, 2002||2002|
|2||37||April 4, 2002||December 26, 2002||2003|
|3||April 10, 2003||December 25, 2003||2009|
|4||30||April 15, 2004||December 23, 2004|
|5||36||April 7, 2005||December 22, 2005|
|6||37||April 6, 2006||December 21, 2006|
|7||April 12, 2007||December 20, 2007||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|8||38||April 3, 2008||December 18, 2008||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|9||36||April 16, 2009||December 17, 2009||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|10||April 8, 2010||December 23, 2010||2010|
|11||38||April 7, 2011||December 22, 2011||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|12||April 5, 2012||December 22, 2012||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|13||26||April 4, 2013||September 26, 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|14||23||April 10, 2014||September 11, 2014||N/A||N/A||N/A|
It has won many different awards, including 7 Extra Awards, 3 Arte e Qualidade, one APCA award and a nomination for an Emmy Award for the role of actor Pedro Cardoso.