Life in Pieces – Post #1


The cast of the new CBS sitcom, Life in Pieces

CBS’s newest sitcom, Life in Pieces, is set to debut Monday, September 21st at 8:30PM immediately following CBS’s most successful show, The Big Bang Theory. The family sitcom, created by Justin Adler, appears to be CBS’s answer to the popular ABC sitcom, Modern Family.

The series follows the multi-generational Short family and chronicles their life experiences through intertwining stories told from the perspective of each family member. The show will be shot in a single-camera format without a live audience which is a big departure from CBS’s usual sitcom formula.

The cast is lead by actor James Brolin and Academy Award winning actress Dianne West, who portray John and Joan Short, respectively. The series also follows their three adult children portrayed by Colin Hanks (Fargo), Betsey Brandt (Breaking Bad), and Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) as well as their various partners and children.

It will be interesting to see if CBS’s format change will pay off for them in the end. Placing Life in Pieces after The Big Bang Theory seems to indicate that CBS has high hopes for Life In Pieces.