Almost Family

Almost Family is an upcoming American drama television series based on the Australian television series, Sisters, developed by Annie Weisman and is set to premiere on October 2, 2019 on Fox.[1]

Almost Family
Based onSisters by Jonathan Gavin & Imogen Banks
Developed byAnnie Weisman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Annie Weisman
  • Jason Katims
  • Jeni Mulein
  • Imogen Banks
  • Sharon Levy
  • Leslye Headland
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)True Jack Productions
Universal Television
Endemol Shine North America
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkFox
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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 past friend Edie Palmer (Megalyn Echikunwoke), and retired Olympic athlete Roxy Doyle (Emily Osment)—as they deal with issues that have been affecting their lives.[2]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1TBALeslye Headland[3]Annie Weisman[3]October 2, 2019[1]TBD



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.[3] 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.[6] In June 2019, Fox changed the title from Not Just Me to Almost Family.[7] The series is set to debut on October 2, 2019.[1]


In February 2019, it was announced that Brittany Snow and Megalyn Echikunwoke had been cast in the pilot's lead roles.[8][9] In March 2019, it was reported that Emily Osment and Victoria Cartagena had joined the cast.[10][11]



On May 13, 2019, Fox released the first official trailer for the series.[12]


  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (June 24, 2019). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Emmys Kick Off The Week, '9-1-1', 'The Masked Singer', 'Empire', More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Thorne, Will (May 13, 2019). "Fox Fall 2019-2020 Trailers: Dramas 'Prodigal Son' and 'Not Just Me,' Animated Comedy 'Bless the Harts' (Watch)". Variety. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2019). "Fox Picks Up 4 New Drama Series: 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'NeXt' & Weisman/Katims; What Does It Mean For Network's Bubble Dramas?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 16, 2018). "'Sisters' Drama Based On Australian TV Series From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims Lands At Fox As Put Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 13, 2019). "Fox Orders Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims Based On Australian Series 'Sisters'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 13, 2019). "Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule: WWE, NFL, No Live-Action Comedies With 'Last Man Standing' Held, 'Empire' & 'Resident' To Tuesday". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Emily Osment's New FOX Show Gets a Name Change". BeautifulBallad. June 5, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2019). "Brittany Snow To Star In Fox's Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 26, 2019). "Megalyn Echikunwoke To Star In Fox's Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims". Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2019). "Emily Osment To Star In Fox's Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (March 28, 2019). "Victoria Cartagena Cast In Fox's Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims; Mark Moses In 'Deputy'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (May 13, 2019). "Fox New Series Trailers: 'Outmatched', 'Filthy Rich', 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'Not Just Me', 'Next', 'BH90210' Teaser". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.

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CBC Television was first to announce its fall schedule on May 29, 2019, followed by Global and Citytv on May 30, and CTV and CTV 2 on June 6. As in the past, the commercial networks' announcements come shortly after the networks have had a chance to buy Canadian rights to new American series. CTV 2 and Global are not included on Saturday as they normally only schedule encore programming in primetime on Saturdays.

2019–20 United States network television schedule

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NBC was the first to announce its fall schedule on May 12, 2019, followed by Fox on May 13, ABC on May 14, CBS on May 15, and The CW on May 16, 2019.PBS is excluded, as member television stations have local flexibility over most of their schedules and broadcast times for network shows may vary. Ion Television and MyNetworkTV are also not included since the majority of both networks' schedules comprise syndicated reruns. The CW does not air network programming on Saturday nights.

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Anson Dorrance

Albert Anson Dorrance IV (born April 9, 1951) is an American soccer coach. He is currently the head coach of the women's soccer program at the University of North Carolina. He has one of the most successful coaching records in the history of athletics. Under Dorrance's leadership, the Tar Heels have won 21 of the 31 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships. The Tar Heels' record under Dorrance stood at 809-67-36 (.907 winning percentage) over 33 seasons at the end of the 2017 season. He has led his team to a 101-game unbeaten streak and coached 13 different women to a total of 20 National Player of the Year awards. The NCAA has recognized Dorrance as the Women's Soccer Coach of the Year seven times (1982, 1986, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006) and as the Men's Soccer Coach of the Year in 1987. On March 10, 2008 Dorrance was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Brittany Snow

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Eden Naby

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Raised in South Los Angeles, McRae turned to acting for solace. After enrolling in a drama class at Washington Preparatory High School, McRae opted to forgo his spot on the basketball team, when he landed the lead in the school play.

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Tenida (Bengali টেনিদা) or Teni (see Tenida for da) is a fictional native of Potoldanga in Calcutta, who appears in a number of short stories and larger works of the Bengali author Narayan Gangopadhyay. The leader of a group of four young lads who lived in the neighbourhood of Potoldanga, Tenida was depicted as the local big-mouthed airhead, who, although not blessed with academic capabilities, was admired and respected by the other three for his presence of mind, courage, and honesty as well as his vociferous appetite. Descriptions of Tenida's nose also make frequent appearances in the text, being described as "a large nose resembling Mount Mainak". The narrator of the stories is Pyalaram, who seemed to share his leader's frailty in academic exertions. The other two characters who formed an integral part of the quartet were Habul Sen, who speaks with strong East Bengali accent (Dhakai) and Kyabla, the cleverest among the four.

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Between 2000 and 2002, Hutton starred as Archie Goodwin in the A&E drama series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. Between 2008 and 2012, he starred as Nathan "Nate" Ford on the TNT drama series Leverage.

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