Nina Dobrev is set to return to TV as the lead in CBS Comedy Fam.
Fam follows Clem (Dobrev) whose younger half-sister, Shannon (Odessa Adlon), comes to live with her and her fiancé to escape their train wreck of a father.
Dobrev’s Clem is grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted and outspoken. She was a bit of a hot mess in her younger years, but since then, she has worked hard to create the best version of herself and her life is on track. She is a real charmer who is ecstatic when Jay, the love of her life, proposes.
In the “best version of herself,” she claims that her own father is long dead, but the fact is that her dad, Freddy Banks, whom she hasn’t seen in 10 years, is such an embarrassment that she has lied about his death. And when her half-sister Shannon shows up unexpectedly, Clem’s lie is about to become painfully obvious to everyone who trusted and believed her. And that lie just might end her relationship with Jay for good.
Since finishing on CW’s hit supernatural adaption The Vampire Diaries Dobrev has been seen in films including xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Flatliners.
Will the fandom migrate over to Dobrev in a whole new genre or will she inspire millions of new fans? CBS it would seem suspects that the former will hold up at least a little.