The Guggenheim Brothers Offer a Look Inside a TV Writing Family Dynasty

Marc Guggenheim is the showrunner on The CW's 'Arrow' and 'Legends of Tomorrow'; Eric Guggenheim is the co-showrunner on CBS' 'Hawaii Five-0'; and David Guggenheim is the creator of ABC's 'Designated Survivor.'
Brothers Marc Guggenheim, left, Eric Guggenheim and David Guggenheim.

The Guggenheim brothers have formed their own TV dynasty.

The trio — eldest brother Marc Guggenheim (The CW's Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), middle child Eric Guggenheim (CBS' Hawaii Five-0) and youngest David Guggenheim (ABC's Designated Survivor) — together oversee four hours of broadcast television every week.

So where did their love of the small screen come from? The brothers stopped by The Hollywood Reporter for a Facebook Live this week to open up about their different paths to primetime as well as their dream collaborations.

"That would be amazing. I'm sure anything Star Wars-related any of us would jump at," Eric says. Adds David: "It's got to be the right project that touches an interest that we all seem to have and share." Sums up Marc: Star Wars or Indiana Jones, for sure — Kathleen [Kennedy, Lucasfilm president], call us!"

In the video below, the brothers open up about their journeys to television, how their shows could crossover and what they would do if they could write an episode of the other's show. (And yes, there's a teaser for Arrow's 100th episode as well.)

Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on CBS; Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW; Designated Survivor is Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC; Legends of Tomorrow runs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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