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Almost Family
Almost Family
Almost Family Title Card.jpg
Genre
Based onSisters by Jonathan Gavin & Imogen Banks
Developed byAnnie Weisman
Starring
Music byDavid Schwartz
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive
  • Patrick Ward
  • Lori Keith Douglas
Cinematography
  • Tim Bellen
  • Arthur Africano
Editor(s)
  • Peter Forslund
  • Nancy Morrison
  • Garret Price
  • Mike Weintraub
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time43-46 minutes
Production
  • Parasox
  • True Jack Productions
  • Endemol Shine North America
  • Fox Entertainment
  • XOF Productions
  • Universal Television
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format720p (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 2, 2019 (2019-10-02) -
February 22, 2020 (2020-02-22)
External links
Official website

Almost Family is an American drama television series based on the Australian television series, Sisters, developed by Annie Weisman which aired from October 2, 2019, to February 22, 2020, on Fox.[1]

In March 2020, Fox cancelled the series after one season.[2]

Premise

When it is revealed that fertility doctor Leon Bechley (Timothy Hutton) had used his own sperm to conceive at least 100 children throughout his career, Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) unites with two of her half siblings--including childhood friend Edie Palmer (Megalyn Echikunwoke), and retired Olympic athlete Roxy Doyle (Emily Osment)--as they deal with issues that have been affecting their lives.[3]

Cast

  • Brittany Snow as Julia Bechley, a communications director for her father's fertility clinic
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke as Edie Palmer, Julia's former friend and one of Julia's half siblings who is a criminal defense attorney
  • Emily Osment as Roxy Doyle, a retired gymnast and one of Julia's half siblings
  • Mo McRae as Tim Moore, Edie's husband who is also a criminal defense attorney at the same law firm and Julia's ex-boyfriend
  • Mustafa Elzein as Dr. Isaac Abadi, an employee of the Bechley clinic and Leon's trusted second-in-command
  • Victoria Cartagena as Amanda Doherty, the woman that Edie is cheating on her husband with and the assistant district attorney assigned to prosecute Leon
  • Timothy Hutton as Leon Bechley, a fertility doctor and Julia's father, accused of fathering dozens of children without his patients' knowledge or consent

Production

Development

On October 16, 2018, it was announced that Fox had given the production, then titled Sisters, a pilot production commitment.[4] The pilot was written by Annie Weisman who was also set to executive produce alongside Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Imogen Banks, Sharon Levy, Leslye Headland (also the director). Production companies involved with the pilot include Universal Television and Fox Entertainment. On February 13, 2019, the production officially received a pilot order.[5]

On May 9, 2019, it was announced that Fox had given the series order.[6] A few days later, it was announced that the title of the show had been changed to Not Just Me. A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2019 and air on Wednesdays at 9:00 P.M.[7] In June 2019, Fox changed the title from Not Just Me to Almost Family.[8] The series debuted on October 2, 2019.[1] On March 2, 2020, the series was cancelled after one season.[2]

Casting

In February 2019, it was announced that Brittany Snow and Megalyn Echikunwoke had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[9][10] In March 2019, it was reported that Emily Osment and Victoria Cartagena had joined the cast.[11][12]

Episodes

No.Title [13]Directed byTeleplay byOriginal air date [13]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Leslye HeadlandAnnie WeismanOctober 2, 2019 (2019-10-02)2.73[14]
2"Related AF"Randy ZiskAnnie WeismanOctober 9, 2019 (2019-10-09)2.33[15]
3"Notorious AF"Jonathan BrownIan Deitchman & Kristin RobinsonOctober 16, 2019 (2019-10-16)2.17[16]
4"Fake AF"Michael WeaverEllen FaireyNovember 13, 2019 (2019-11-13)1.58[17]
5"Risky AF"Kellie CyrusJoshua AllenNovember 20, 2019 (2019-11-20)1.73[18]
6"Kosher AF"Tricia BrockMichelle LirtzmanNovember 27, 2019 (2019-11-27)1.32[19]
7"Thankful AF"Catalina Aguilar MastrettaAbdi NazemianNovember 28, 2019 (2019-11-28)1.12[20]
8"Fertile AF"Peter SollettAnnie WeismanDecember 11, 2019 (2019-12-11)2.08[21]
9"Rehabilitated AF"Arlene SanfordIan Deitchman & Kristin RobinsonJanuary 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)1.06[22]
10"Courageous AF"Tim BellenZina CamblinJanuary 8, 2020 (2020-01-08)1.03[23]
11"Generational AF"Linda MendozaEllen FaireyJanuary 15, 2020 (2020-01-15)1.01[24]
12"Permanent AF"Kimberly McCulloughJoshua AllenFebruary 22, 2020 (2020-02-22)0.92[25]
13"Expectant AF"Randy ZiskAnnie Weisman & Michelle LirtzmanFebruary 22, 2020 (2020-02-22)0.82[25]

Release

On May 13, 2019, Fox released the first official trailer for the series.[26]

Reception

Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Almost Family holds an approval rating of 24% based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 4.44/10. The website's critical consensus states, "An appealing cast can't make up for Almost Family appalling premise."[27] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 38 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[28]

Ratings

No. Title Air date Rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" October 2, 2019 0.7/4 2.73[14] 0.3 1.21 1.1 3.94[29]
2 "Related AF" October 9, 2019 0.7/3 2.33[15] 0.3 1.00 1.0 3.34[30]
3 "Notorious AF" October 16, 2019 0.6/3 2.17[16] 0.3 0.93 0.9 3.10[31]
4 "Fake AF" November 13, 2019 0.5/3 1.58[17] 0.2 0.77 0.7 2.35[32]
5 "Risky AF" November 20, 2019 0.5/3 1.73[18] 0.2 0.68 0.7 2.41[33]
6 "Kosher AF" November 27, 2019 0.3/2 1.32[19] 0.2 0.58 0.5 1.90[34]
7 "Thankful AF" November 28, 2019 0.3/2 1.12[20] 0.2 0.60 0.5 1.72[35]
8 "Fertile AF" December 11, 2019 0.6/3 2.08[21] 0.2 0.58 0.8 2.66[36]
9 "Rehabilitated AF" January 1, 2020 0.3/2 1.06[22] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "Courageous AF" January 8, 2020 0.3/2 1.03[23] TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 "Generational AF" January 15, 2020 0.3/2 1.01[24] TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 "Permanent AF" February 22, 2020 0.3/2 0.92[25] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "Expectant AF" February 22, 2020 0.2/1 0.82[25] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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