FAM: Season 1 (2018 - 2019)


Critic Consensus: Despite an appealing cast, FAM flounders under the weight of its sitcom stylings, drowning much of its potential in a sea of familiar jokes that don't serve its progressive premise.


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Air date: Jan 10, 2019
Air date: Jan 17, 2019
Air date: Jan 24, 2019
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
Air date: Feb 14, 2019
Air date: Feb 21, 2019
Air date: Feb 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 7, 2019
Air date: Mar 14, 2019
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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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Critic Reviews for FAM Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

As with All in the Family, we've never seen anything quite like this on a Big Four broadcast network, let alone CBS.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Tired comedy full of drug references, teen stereotypes.

Jan 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a technically proficient, otherwise promising sitcom that wastes these merits on the disastrous decision to let trauma become the driving force of its comedy.

Jan 16, 2019 | Rating: 4.1 | Full Review…

Fam is a potentially good sitcom loaded down by horrible, broad jokes. Perhaps the good sitcom will appear before viewers tune out.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

[A] bland new sitcom.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

The show feels like it cobbled together pieces of other shows - especially The WB's "What I Like About You" - to become its own perfectly pleasant sitcom Frankenstein. Even when it doesn't do much to distinguish itself, it's just fine.

Jan 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Fam boasts an almost outrageously good cast, one plugged into the most hollow and familiar of premises and then fed with a broad assortment of reheated multi-generational punchlines.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

"Fam" is exhausting.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It works often enough; a beachhead has been established.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a widely held belief that networks premiere their B-list shows in midseason. If they were any good, they would premiere in the fall, right? Fam proves that across the board.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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