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CBS' 2019 Midseason Schedule Features Nina Dobrev's New Show And More

Welcome to the CBS Fam, Nina Dobrev! The Vampire Diaries alum is moving to the small screen starting January 10 as part of CBS' 2019 midseason schedule. Her new comedy Fam will take over Murphy Brown's Thursday night timeslot after that series ends its 13-season revival run (and maybe ends completely). The network also announced that Matt LeBlanc's Man With a Plan will return for Season 3 on February 4, taking over Happy Together's Monday timeslot when that low-rated show ends its first and potentially only season.

Here's the CBS 2019 midseason schedule:

Thursdays (starting Jan. 10)8-8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory8:30-9 p.m. Young Sheldon9-9:30 p.m. Mom9:30-10 p.m. Fam10-11 p.m. S.W.A.T.Monday, Jan. 218-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (Season 2 premiere)Tuesday, Jan. 228-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionWednesday, Jan. 238-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionFriday, Jan. 258-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionSunday, Jan. 278-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionMonday, Jan. 288-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionWednesday, Jan. 308-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionSaturday, Feb. 28-9 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionSunday, Feb. 37-10 pm. ET/4-7 p.m. PT Super Bowl LIII10-11 p.m. ET/7-8 p.m. PT (after Super Bowl coverage) The World's Best (series premiere)Mondays (Feb. 4 and 11)8-8:30 p.m. The Neighborhood8:30-9 p.m. Man with a Plan9-10 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition10-11 p.m. BullMonday, Feb. 49-10 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionWednesday, Feb. 68-10 p.m. The World's Best (two-hour episode)Thursday, Feb. 79-10 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionFriday, Feb. 88-10 p.m. p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (two-hour episode)Monday, Feb. 119-10 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity EditionWednesday, Feb. 138-9 p.m. The World's Best9-10 p.m. Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (Season 2 finale)Mondays (as of Feb. 18)8-8:30 p.m. The Neighborhood8:30-9 p.m. Man with a Plan9-10 p.m. Magnum P.I.10-11 p.m. BullWednesdays, starting Feb. 208-9 p.m.Survivor (Season 38 premiere)9-10 p.m. The World's BestWednesday, March 1310-11 p.m. SEAL Team (new time period)Wednesdays, Starting March 278-9 p.m. Survivor9-10 p.m. Million Dollar Mile (series premiere)Wednesday, May 158-9 p.m. Survivor (Season 38 finale)10-11 p.m.Survivor Reunion SpecialWednesday, May 228-9 p.m. The Amazing Race (Season 31 premiere)9-10 p.m. Million Dollar Mile

Colin Hanks' Life in Pieces has already been renewed for Season 4, and that premiere date will be announced later.

You'll notice Big Brother: Celebrity Edition is a HUGE part of the winter schedule -- that's Season 2 of the U.S. version of celebrity Big Brother. Julie Chen Moonves will return to host, despite her husband being ousted from the network. The guilty pleasure show will be on all the time, but only for a few weeks -- as opposed to the signature summer series, which lasts for months.

Nina Dobrev is making her big return to TV with Fam. The comedy co-stars Tone Bell, and follows a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé and his wonderful parents is turned upside-down when her 16-year-old out-of-control half-sister unexpectedly comes to live with her.

This is Nina Dobrev's first lead role since The Vampire Diaries ended in 2017. Previous to that, she had a main role in Degrassi: The Next Generation. She originally left Vampire Diaries to pursue other projects, including on film, and she appeared on screen in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Flatliners, and Dog Days.

Nina Dobrev has had better luck with TV than film, so here's hoping Fam follows that trajectory. (It's already off to a rough start, losing a showrunner for alleged misconduct.) Fam was given a pretty good timeslot on Thursdays, after The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Mom, but that wasn't enough to boost Murphy Brown to great heights. We'll see.

There's still plenty of TV to watch in 2018, and more midseason 2019 TV to keep an eye on from other networks.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.