Fam (TV series)

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Fam
Fam (TV series) Title Card.jpg
GenreComedy
Created byCorinne Kingsbury
Starring
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes2 (list of episodes)
Production
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)
Release
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]

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

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]

Casting[edit]

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]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [5]U.S. viewers
(millions)
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

Reception[edit]

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]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
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

References[edit]

  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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