Man With a Plan Season 3 Date Is Set, Nina Dobrev to Replace Murphy Brown


The Man With a Plan is now the man with a Season 3 premiere date.

TVLine has learned that CBS’ Matt LeBlanc-led family sitcom will return on Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:30/7:30c, where it will claim Happy Together‘s time slot. (Averaging 4.7 million total viewers and nearly a 0.9 demo rating in Live+Same Day numbers, Happy Together stands as the network’s lowest-rated and least-watched sitcom, and it did not receive a full-season order as its lead-in/fellow freshman The Neighborhood (averaging 6.5 mil and a 1.1) did. Technically, though, it is eligible for renewal.

In other midseason CBS news, the freshman sitcom Fam has been tapped to succeed Murphy Brown in the Thursday-at-9:30 time slot starting Jan. 10, after the Candice Bergen-led revival ends its planned 13-episode run.

Fam stars Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) as a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé (Whitney‘s Tone Bell) and his wonderful parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister (Nashville‘s Odessa Adlon) unexpectedly comes to live with her. Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Claws) also star. (Fam co-showrunner Bob Kushell was fired earlier this month for using “inappropriate language in the workplace”; co-showrunner Corinne Kingsbury now has the reins.)

A premiere date for Life in Pieces Season 4 remains TBA. (Ditto Elementary Season 7, before someone asks.)

Are you excited to see Man’s plan resume? To see Dobrev slay with jokes?

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