CBS has released some information, images, and a video preview of their upcoming new single-camera comedy series Life in Pieces. The half-hour series will air on Thursdays at 8:30pm, following The Big Bang Theory. It won’t debut until November, once Thursday Night Football has ended.
Here’s the information:
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 (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Colin Hanks), and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child; and the eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they’re considering having another baby. Their parents are Joan (Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Dianne Wiest), the family’s adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids – as long as she agrees with it – and John (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner James Brolin), 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. Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”) and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.
What do you think? Do you plan to check out this new series? Do you think it will be a hit in the ratings? Cancelled after one season?
We love this show and laugh all the way through!
Love this show
One Word, Stinks
Absolutely love this show, but, needs to be 60 minutes. Can’t get enough of this show!
I watched the pilot last night. OMG it was hysterical! The only thing that it has in common with Modern Family is that it’s about a family. Totally different concept and, to me, a whole lot more funny. With it after Big Bang Theory I laughed for an hour. Reminds me of back when BBT started. I watched BBT one night because I couldn’t stand DWTS (BBT started on Monday nights). I was hooked on BBT from that 3rd episode on….I have a feeling I’ll feel the same way about Life in Pieces
Yes, I intend to watch this. I hope to love it.
Life in Pieces is like a rip-off of Modern Family. I have a mixed feelings about this series and it’s going to be very hard for CBS if 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and The Odd Couple should put Life in Pieces out of its misery.
I like James Brolin and look forward to seeing him on TV again. We for sure, need more comedy, too much violence on and off tv, in the world. “Life in Pieces,” break a leg. Shirl G.
This has possible appeal. I will give it a check over when it debuts. Can always use a good comedy, too. However, Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly are going to be hard to compete with on this Network!!