Fam (TV series)

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Fam (TV series) Title Card.jpg
Created byCorinne Kingsbury
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes2 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Corinne Kingsbury
  • Aaron Kaplan
  • Wendi Trilling
  • Dana Honor
  • Joe Port
  • Joe Wiseman
CinematographyPatti Lee
Editor(s)Pamela Marshall
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Fam is an American comedy television series starring Nina Dobrev that premiered on January 10, 2019.[1]


The series revolves around Clem (Nina Dobrev), a young woman who envisions her life as perfect after getting engaged to fiancé Nick (Tone Bell), and loves her future in-laws Walt and Rose (Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph). However, her world is turned upside down when her out-of-control teenage half-sister Shannon (Odessa Adlon) moves in.




On May 11, 2018 it was announced that CBS had given the production a pilot-to-series order. The series' creator, Corinne Kingsbury, was also expected to executive-produce alongside Bob Kushell, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, and Dana Honor. Production companies involved with the series were slated to include Kapital Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.[4] On July 13, 2018, it was reported that the first season will consist of thirteen episodes.[5]

On November 5, 2018 it was reported that CBS had fired executive producer Bob Kushell for "inappropriate language in the workplace".[6] After Kushnell was fired, it was announced that Joe Port and Joe Wiseman were promoted to executive-produce alongside Kingsbury, Trilling, and Honor.[7]


Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Nina Dobrev, Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Brian Stokes Mitchell had been cast in series regular roles.[4]


No.Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [5]U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Scott EllisCorinne KingsburyJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)7.34[8]
2"Freddy Returns"Victor GonzalezJoe Port & Joe WisemanJanuary 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)6.00[9]
3"Stealing Time"[10]Todd HollandStephanie Furman DarrowJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)TBD
4"It's Been A While"[11]Victor GonzalezBill Martin & Mike SchiffJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)TBD


Critical reception[edit]

The series holds an approval rating of 38% based on 8 reviews, with an average rating of 4.17/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.[12] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 54 out of 100 based on 7 critics.[13]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Pilot" January 10, 2019 1.2/5 7.34[8] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Freddy Returns" January 17, 2019 0.9/4 6.00[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD


  1. ^ Wright, Megh (November 28, 2018). "CBS Announces 2019 Premiere Dates for Comedies Fam and Man With a Plan". Vulture. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "About Fam". CBS. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pilot". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 11, 2018). "CBS Picks Up Comedy Pilot 'Fam' Starring Nina Dobrev To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Fam (CBS) – Listing". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 5, 2018). "Nina Dobrev's New CBS Sitcom Fires Showrunner for Using 'Inappropriate Language in the Workplace'". TVLine. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 5, 2018). "'Fam' Showrunner Bob Kushell Let Go From CBS Series Over Inappropriate Language". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Welch, Alex (January 11, 2019). "'Mom' adjusts down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Rejent, Joseph (January 18, 2019). "'Mom' and 'Fam' adjust down: Thursday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "(#FAM105) "Stealing Time"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  11. ^ "(#FAM103) "It's Been A While"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Fam: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Fam: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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