CBS has had great success in the ratings with several of their sitcoms. The Big Bang Theory continues to be one of the highest-rated shows on television. However, the network doesn’t seem to have much sympathy for comedies that can’t pull their weight. How is Life in Pieces performing? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
Life in Pieces revolves around four branches of the Short family tree and their sometimes awkward, funny, and touching milestones. The cast includes James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, Thomas Sadoski, Angelique Cabral, Colin Hanks, Zoe Lister-Jones, Niall Cunningham, Betsy Brandt, and Dan Bakkedahl.
The series debuted on September 21st and attracted a very healthy 2.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.28 million viewers. Episode two dropped more than 22%, to a 1.94 in the demo with 8.71 million. It continued to air on Monday nights for a few more weeks and then moved to its permanent timeslot on Thursdays at 8:30pm.
The series has continued to be a steady performer for CBS and is averaging a 2.03 in the demo with 8.83 million viewers. Life in Pieces has likely benefited quite a bit by having high-rated The Big Bang Theory as a lead-in. However, it should be noted that this sitcom holds up pretty well in the ratings even when preceded by a Big Bang Theory rerun.
CBS head Les Moonves recently said that he expects five of the network’s freshman shows for second seasons. Many of the network’s sitcoms have been around for quite awhile so the CBS execs knows they need to nurture new series. While Life in Pieces wasn’t one of the 11 CBS shows that were renewed earlier this month, I expect it to be renewed for a second season.
But, what do you think? Do you like the Life in Pieces TV show on CBS? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
One of the BEST TV shows on TV! CBS run the show!
One of the best cast of crews in years. Funniest show in a long time and love it!!! James Brolin is hilarious and the show is great!!!
A Keeper for sure!! James Brolin SO funny! Everyone in cast=PERFECT.
Love this show!
Congratulations CBS ! Life in pieces is absolutely hilarious !
Thank you for renewing the show ! I have taped it and I have been watching reruns through the summer over and over again and I still laugh just as hard as the first time ! Thank you ! we need to laugh more !
I love this show! Please do not cancel.
Love all the characters and actors.
One of my favorite comedies! Please don’t cancel it.
I love this show! The characters are all so funny! Please bring it back!
Please do not cancel as this is one of the funniest shows in a very long time. Great stories and super actors.
Life in Pieces is “fall off the couch” funny. Once you understand who the character are the the relationships between them, you realize the show is actually funnier than you originally thought it was. In addition, Mom and Dad, played by Diane Wiest and James Brolin tend to steal the show at the last minute almost every week. Like whip and a big red cherry on top. This one is a keeper.
Without doubt one of the best comedies on television. Even my husband loves it and he’s not easy to please. Not giving this the greenlight for a second season would be a big mistake…huge!
This show is great, we laugh from minute one too the end. Needs better time slot. America needs a good laugh instead of shows, like I am Cait! Please don’t cancel.
It would be such a shame to see life in pieces end. It is already great but I believe it will become phenomenal if given the chance to grow. PLEASE PLEASE give S more Life in Pieces,
Tam ~ Please do not cancel this show, I love it and look forward to it every week!!