‘Life in Pieces’ Earns a Second Season Order

Life in Pieces Season 1 Cast
The cast of ‘Life in Pieces.’ (Photo © 2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.)

The half-hour comedy series Life in Pieces has been renewed for a second season. CBS officially confirmed the half-hour single-camera comedy will be back for another season after averaging 10.5 million viewers over its first season run. Created and executive produced by Justin Adler, the cast includes Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg.

Life in Pieces snagged the top spot as the #1 new comedy series of the 2015-2016 season, which should have made the renewal decision an easy one for CBS.

The Plot: Life in Pieces is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members. Of the three siblings, middle child Matt may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen; his coddled youngest brother, Greg, and his wife, Jen, are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather, and her husband, Tim, are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they’re considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan, the family’s adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids – as long as she agrees with it – and John, the gregarious patriarch who’s searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70. As the family’s lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savor these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life’s all about.