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Returning shows “Elementary,” “Instinct,” “Life in Pieces,” “Man with a Plan,” “The Amazing Race” and “Celebrity Big Brother” are on tap for the second half of the season. New dramas “The Code” and “Red Line” (which CBS describes as an “event series”) and comedy “Fam” are also set for midseason.

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CBS Announces Winter Scheduling Plans for New and Returning Comedies

CBS will premiere the new comedy FAM on Thursday, Jan. 10 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) after MURPHY BROWN completes its season order. 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 parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her. As the family Clem (Dobrev) chose and the family she has blend, Clem realizes that this new happy fam may be the perfection she's always been seeking. Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star.

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Unfortunately, all the trailers I've seen for this show are horrible.  People spouting one liners at each other, not actually speaking like normal humans.  I have liked Gary Cole since Midnight Caller so I was looking forward to this, but it's not looking good.

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How was the pilot? Ads looked a little unfunny but I want it to work out if only because I love Nina Dobrev ans Gary Cole.

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I was leery based on the concept and ads, but was hopeful (being a huge Dobrev fan), but honestly, I enjoyed it. It started out a bit rough, but by the half-way mark, I was enjoying it more and more. I bought the relationships and I laughed it, and even had an 'aww!' moment at the end. It worked for me.

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Typical CBS "comedy"..... awful 

Shouting one liners at each other along with the LAFF TRACK that tells us when things are "funny" and when to LAFF

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That was Gary Cole?! Wow, he hasn't aged well.

Other than Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph, everyone else was awful.

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On 1/11/2019 at 6:17 PM, SmithW6079 said:

That was Gary Cole?! Wow, he hasn't aged well.

Other than Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sheryl Lee Ralph, everyone else was awful.

Just let those two sit at the piano and sing.

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Pilot was awful I thought. Corrupt cops are always lol. Lying to your fiancée about family estrangement, lol. 16 year old runaway/dropout with a drug dealing boyfriend, stop, I’m gonna break a rib. I felt I could see them counting a three beat pause for laughter that never came. Won’t be watching again.

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I watched this only because of Gary Cole.  Sorry Gary, even you can't elevate this crap.  0 out of 5 stars.

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Nina Dobrev deserves better.

I did laugh at "and if you'd slept with more than five women, you'd know that" though.

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According to this CBS will air two episodes of Fam next week (January 24). One at 8.30 and one at 9.30.

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Right now, this one is in "splitting up together" territory for me. Hovering between "this is stupid, why am I watching this" and " hey, there's a new episode, let me see what happens "

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Give it a minute, pilots are always awkward.  There is way too much talent involved for it not to get better.

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Anyone keeping up with this? I can be a sucker for network sitcoms but I'm not sure I want to commit to this. Any fans who want to convince me otherwise?

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I thought ep2 was worse than the pilot. Gary Cole has aged just fine; he's playing scruffy for this. Have a look at him on THE GOOD FIGHT.

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6 hours ago, wendyg said:

I thought ep2 was worse than the pilot. Gary Cole has aged just fine; he's playing scruffy for this. Have a look at him on THE GOOD FIGHT.

I got too good a look at him in Blockers.   

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there are good actors in this show.   BUT - the dad is such an asshole, and the little sister is also an asshole, so it's hard to watch.  

And this most recent episode - really a fight about a teen girl's right to dress with her bra showing?  not the right fight to have.  

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