‘Fam’ and ‘Man with a Plan’ Take Over for ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Happy Together’

Fam stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell
Odessa Adlon, Nina Dobrev, and Tone Bell star in ‘Fam’ (Photo: Cliff Lipson © 2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

CBS has decided not to order additional episodes of the 2018-2019 half-hour comedies Murphy Brown starring Candice Bergen or Happy Together with Damon Wayans Jr. Both shows will have completed their first season runs by the end of November, making way for Fam and Man with a Plan.

CBS just released their 2018-2019 midseason primetime lineup of scripted shows airing on Mondays and Thursdays, revealing the substitutions in the schedule but not confirming either Happy Together or Murphy Brown will be returning next season.

Season one of Fam will premiere on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9:30pm ET/PT. The Vampire DiariesNina Dobrev takes on one of the lead roles in the half-hour comedy which also stars Tone Bell, Odessa Adlon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

Man with a Plan will kick off its third season on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:30pm ET/PT. Friends‘ Matt LeBlanc returns to lead a cast that includes Liza Snyder, Kevin Nealon, Stacy Keach, Grace Kaufman, Matthew McCann, Hala Finley, Matt Cook, and Kali Rocha.

CBS’s Winter Schedule:

    CBS Thursday (as of Jan. 10)
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8:30-9:00 PM YOUNG SHELDON
    9:00-9:30 PM MOM
    9:30-10:00 PM FAM
    10:00-11:00 PM S.W.A.T.

    CBS Monday (Feb. 4 and Feb. 11)
    8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN
    10:00-11:00 PM BULL

    CBS Monday (as of Feb. 18)
    8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN
    9:00-10:00 PM MAGNUM P.I.
    10:00-11:00 PM BULL

The Fam Plot:

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.

The Man with a Plan Plot:

Man with a Plan stars Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about an old-school guy confronting the modern challenges of parenting, marriage, and family. After hitting a rough patch with his construction business, Adam’s self-assured wife, Andi, has proposed they start a house-flipping business together along with his clueless brother, Don, and unlikely friend, Lowell. In the midst of all this, Adam also has to juggle his three children and deal with his bossy sister-in-law, Marcy, and his opinionated father, Joe, who enjoys giving him terrible advice about how to run his life. With Andi’s encouragement, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law, and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.