Despite being on the cancellation bubble once again, CBS is sticking with Life in Pieces. The network has renewed the Thursday night TV show for a fourth season.
The single-camera comedy follows four branches of the Short family tree. Although they’re a big happy clan, that doesn’t mean there are no awkward moments amidst their funny and moving milestones. 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, Giselle Eisenberg, and Hunter King.
A Look at the Ratings:
Unlike most series whose ratings have seen declines, total viewer numbers have actually increased for Life in Pieces during its third season. The season is averaging a 1.12 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.56 million viewers.
Last year, the CBS sitcom averaged a 1.26 rating in the 18-49 demo and 6.12 million viewers. That’s an 11% decline in the demo but an increase of 7% in viewership this year.
While the ratings are positive, CBS doesn’t own the show so the network had to once again hammer out a deal with producing studio 20th Century Fox Television.
All told, today CBS cancelled two TV shows: Superior Donuts and Scorpion. The network also renewed five series: Criminal Minds (season 14); Man With a Plan (season three); Life in Pieces (season four); Instinct (season two); and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (season two).
UPDATE: CBS has cancelled Kevin Can Wait and has renewed Elementary for season seven.
What do you think? Do you watch Life in Pieces? Are you glad the comedy is coming back for a fourth season? Would you have been upset if the show had been cancelled?
Great show extremely funny. Well written with an awesome cast! Glad CBS came their senses and renewed for season 4
I really love Life In Pieces. One of the best comedy shows on today. Please bring it back soon.
I have been missing this show. Hope to see it soon.
I am so glad this show was renewed!! Love comedies and especially Life IN Pieces!!
Love this show!!! So glad it was renewed. Love comedies!!!!!!!
Love this show! It’s way better than most comedies that have been renewed. Can’t believe they’re canceling this show. When will season 4 begin?