A new TV show called Fam premieres tonight, on the CBS network, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and 8:30 p.m. CT. It stars Nina Dobrev, who many know from The Vampire Diaries. According to Xfinity, the plot description of the new series describes it as a young woman’s life getting turned upside down when her 16-year-old sister unexpectedly moves in with her. For those who would like to watch the new half-hour show but do not have a cable subscription, read on below for alternative options.
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For those who would like more information on the new show, read on below for cast info, episode descriptions and more.
‘FAM’ TV SHOW CAST: The cast for season 1 consists of Nina Dobrev as Clem, Tone Bell as Nick, Odessa Adlon as Shannon, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Rose, Gary Cole as Freddy, and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Walt. In a recent interview with TV Line, Dobrev said that the way she plays Clem was inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s character “Rachel” on the hit sitcom Friends.
As for what made Dobrev decide to take on the lead role of Clem on this new series, she said that, “The reason I took the show when the opportunity presented itself was that it was so different from anything I’d ever done before. It was also scary, which only made me want to do it more. Anything that’s challenging and scares the s–t out of me is exciting. The laugh lines on my face are getting deeper and deeper, and I couldn’t be happier about it.”
‘FAM’ SEASON 1 EPISODE 1: The title of the premiere episode simply “Pilot” and the description of what to expect reads, “Clem’s vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiance Nick and his wonderful family is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister, Shannon, unexpectedly comes to live with them.”
‘FAM’ SEASON 1 EPISODE 2: Episode 2 is titled “Freddy Returns” and it airs on January 17, 2019. The episode synopsis states, “Nick’s parents learn that Clem doesn’t plan to invite her father to the wedding, so they encourage her to ask him over for dinner at their home; Nick tries to teach Shannon to be more responsible at home.”
‘FAM’ SEASON 1 EPISODE 3: “Stealing Time” is the title of episode 3 and the synopsis of the episode reads, “Clem and Nick learn that Shannon stole Walt’s treasured watch, so they try to help her avoid the fate of another relative who let him down.” The episode airs on January 24, 2019.
‘FAM’ SEASON 1 EPISODE 4: Episode 4 airs on January 31, 2019 and it is called “It’s Been a While”.
‘FAM’ SEASON 1 CBS SYNOPSIS: The official CBS plot description reads, “FAM stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell in a comedy about a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé and his wonderful family is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her. Clem’s upbringing and teen years left a lot to be desired, but she pulled herself up, and built a fantastic life – great job, terrific apartment and an amazing fiancé, Nick, a college professor from a well-to-do “normal” family. Nick’s warm and supportive parents, Rose and Walt, embrace Clem and complete the family she always wanted. But when Clem’s wild-child half-sister, Shannon, appears on their doorstep to escape their train wreck of a dad, Nick agrees that Clem can help her avoid all the mistakes she made, and they invite her to move in. As the family Clem chose and the family she has blend, Clem realizes that this happy fam may be the perfection she’s been seeking.”
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