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Posted Thursday 1/10/19 at 6:47PM EST
CBS' Fam is what happens when a great cast meets a tired sitcom premise
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Like CBS' fall sitcom slate, Fam boasts an almost outrageously good cast, one plugged into the most hollow and familiar of premises and then fed with a broad assortment of reheated multi-generational punchlines," says Daniel Fienberg. "There is a great comedy that could be made with this cast and, despite the game efforts of said cast through the first three episodes, Fam is not that comedy." He adds that the "show already is a hodgepodge of many of the greatest not-hits of recent CBS sitcoms past." The Vampire Diaries alum Nina Dobrev, he says, is left with the hefty lifting. "Given that Dobrev's background includes teen soaps and supernatural soaps, it isn't at all an unfair attempt to play to her strengths," he says. "She isn't bad at the brief serious stuff, even if it never feels earned within the show, and she brings a high energy when the comedy requires it."
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 1:14PM EST
CBS sets midseason comedy schedule: Murphy Brown and Happy Together wrap in December, making way for Fam and Man with a Plan
Source: Entertainment Weekly
CBS has yet to announce if Murphy Brown or Happy Together will return next season. The Nina Dobrev-led Fam will take over Murphy Brown's Thursday timeslot starting Jan. 10, while Man with a Plan takes over Happy Together's Monday timeslot on Feb. 4. CBS also has more episodes of Life in Pieces coming, but hasn't committed to a return date.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
CBS fires the co-showrunner of Nina Dobrev's sitcom Fam for using "inappropriate language in the workplace"
CBS, which has weathered many misconduct scandals over the past year, has ousted Bob Kushell as co-showrunner of midseason comedy Fam with three episodes left to film for Season 1. Details of his "inappropriate language" hasn't been revealed. Fam creator and fellow co-showrunner Corinne Kingsbury will now serve as the sole showrunner.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
Nina Dobrev gets a Vampire Diaries surprise after taping Fam
Source: Just Jared Jr.
Dobrev's former CW co-star Paul Wesley attended last night's taping of her CBS sitcom and surprised her during the curtain call.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Here's your first look at new CBS shows, including Jay Hernandez as a mustache-less Magnum P.I.
Also check out Nina Dobrev on Fam and Cedric the Entertainer on Welcome to the Neighborhood.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
CBS picks up Nina Dobrev comedy Fam
The Vampire Diaries alum joins Tone Bell on the multicamera family sitcom. According to Deadline, Fam revolves around "a young woman’s dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father."
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 4:57PM EDT
CBS casts Disjointed alum Tone Bell to play Nina Dobrev's fiancé on comedy pilot Fam
He'll co-star in the comedy pilot about a newly engaged couple who come from starkly different families.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 5:49PM EDT
The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is set to return to TV in CBS comedy pilot
Three years after leaving The CW, Dobrev has signed on to star in a CBS family comedy pilot where she plays a "grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted and outspoken" woman whose younger half-sister flees their "train wreck" of a father to live with her and her fiancé. The only problem is Dobrev's character told her fiancé and their circle of friends that her father was dead, when she hasn't actually seen him in 10 years. Since her exit from The Vampire Diaries in 2015, Dobrev has focused her career on the movies, except for a cameo on The CW cult hit's series finale last year.