CBS Comedy 'Fam' Fires Co-Showrunner for Misconduct

FAM  - Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell - Publicity-H 2018
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FAM stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell (pictured) 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. FAM will premiere on the CBS Television Network during the 2018-19 season.

CBS has fired the co-showrunner of its midseason comedy Fam for workplace misconduct.

Bob Kushell has been let go from the show for using "inappropriate language" in a workplace setting, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Corinne Kingsbury, who created the show starring Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell, will now be the sole showrunner on the series. CBS declined comment; sources confirmed to THR that Kushell is out.

Kushell's firing comes in the wake of several high-profile cases at CBS involving workplace misconduct, headed by the ouster of former CEO Leslie Moonves in September.

CBS Studios dropped former NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Brad Kern from an overall deal, and Star Trek: Discovery dismissed showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts amid allegations of abusive behavior, along with budget overruns that happened on their watch. Vinnie Favale, a CBS Studios executive, was placed on leave in October after allegations of misconduct.

Kushell most recently worked as a co-executive producer on CBS' Me, Myself & I last season. He co-created and was showrunner of ABC's Muppets reboot in 2015-16, but left that show over creative differences with co-creator Bill Prady.

Kushell's credits also include Anger Management and 3rd Rock From the Sun

TVLine was first to report Kushell's firing.