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Life in Pieces 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2015–2019)
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A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.


Justin Adler
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Series cast summary:
Colin Hanks ...  Greg / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Thomas Sadoski ...  Matt / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Zoe Lister-Jones ...  Jen / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Dan Bakkedahl ...  Tim Hughes 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Angelique Cabral ...  Colleen / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Niall Cunningham ...  Tyler Hughes 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Holly J. Barrett ...  Samantha Hughes 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Giselle Eisenberg ...  Sophia Hughes 79 episodes, 2015-2019
James Brolin ...  John / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Dianne Wiest ...  Joan / ... 79 episodes, 2015-2019
Betsy Brandt ...  Heather / ... 77 episodes, 2015-2019
Hunter King ...  Clementine Hughes / ... 65 episodes, 2015-2019
Ana Sophia Heger ...  Lark / ... 35 episodes, 2017-2019


A family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.

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Release Date:

21 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


On May 10, 2019, after only five episodes into season four, it was announced that the show would not have a season five. CBS cancelled it but would run the final nine episodes. The series was highly rated in its second season, right behind The Big Band Theory, but ratings dropped in season three and didn't recover in early season four. Many felt it was because of the way CBS scheduled it. The show first aired in September it's first season and then kept getting pushed back later in the year the following seasons. It didn't premier until April, almost a year after season three ended, in season four. See more »

Crazy Credits

The show opens with the printed tag line, "One Big Family. Four Short Stories.". This is a pun. Each episode consists of four complete stories, presented one at a time. But also, the name of the family is "Short". So the four segments that make up each episode aren't just short stories. They're Short stories. See more »

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Fresh comedy. I'll keep watching
23 September 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

It's not great but it's working.

You got some capable new actors like Thomas Sadoski (Newsroom) and Zoe Lister Jones (Whitney), plus some veterans like Dianne Wiest and James ("Barbra Streisand") Brolin.

Surprisingly enough Colin Hanks is credited first despite having the smallest and least distinguish role. I find him subpar, far behind the other actors of his generation.

The writing is quirky with a sometimes heavy tone on sex. Basically is a family comedy told through the separate stories of different family members.

You might not get frantic laughs with this one but the pace is good, the impossible situations funny in a weird way and the producers spare us from an annoying laugh track.

I don't if it will survive the season but I'll keep watching...

UPDATE: My review was based on the Pilot. After I have seen all 22 episodes I'll say IT IS a funny comedy and I hope for a 2nd season.

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