Life in Pieces


Life in Pieces Information

Life in Pieces is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. CBS ordered the series on May 8, 2015. The show debuted on September 21, 2015, and was picked up for a 22-episode full season on October 27, 2015.

Synopsis

The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as told from the point of view of each character based on their own version of events. Each episode is told as four short stories, one for each branch of the Short clan, with some connections related to the characters' events.

Cast

Regular cast

  • Colin Hanks as Greg Short: Husband of Jen Short; youngest child and younger son of John and Joan Short; younger brother of Matt Short and Heather (Short) Hughes; father of baby daughter Lark Short
  • Betsy Brandt as Heather (Short) Hughes: Wife of Tim Hughes; oldest child and only daughter of John and Joan Short; older sister of Matt and Greg Short; mother of Tyler, Samantha, and Sophia Hughes
  • Thomas Sadoski as Matt Short: Recently divorced, dating Colleen Brandon Ortega; middle child and oldest son of John and Joan Short; brother of Heather and Greg Short
  • Zoe Lister-Jones as Jen Short: Wife of Greg Short; a lawyer; mother of baby daughter Lark
  • Dan Bakkedahl as Dr. Tim Hughes: ENT doctor; husband of Heather (Short) Hughes; father of Tyler, Samantha, and Sophia Hughes
  • Angelique Cabral as Colleen Brandon Ortega: Dating Matt Short; granddaughter of Tonita; named her male puppy "Princess"
  • Niall Cunningham as Tyler Hughes: Dating Clementine; oldest child and only son of Tim and Heather Hughes; brother of Samantha and Sophia Hughes
  • Holly J. Barrett as Samantha Hughes: Middle child and older daughter of Tim and Heather Hughes; sister of Tyler and Sophia Hughes
  • Giselle Eisenberg as Sophia Hughes: Youngest child and younger daughter of Tim and Heather Hughes; sister of Tyler and Samantha Hughes
  • James Brolin as John Short: Retired airline pilot; husband of Joan; father of Heather (Short) Hughes, Matt Short, and Greg Short
  • Dianne Wiest as Dr. Joan Short: Wife of John Short; therapist; mother of Heather (Short) Hughes, Matt Short, and Greg Short

Recurring guest cast

  • Jordan Peele as Chad: ex-fianc of Colleen
  • Hunter King as Clementine: Tyler's girlfriend
  • Martin Mull as Gary Timpkins: neighbor and patient of Joan; a recent widower
  • Susan Park as Dr. Sally Hong, Jen's OB/GYN
  • Tonita Castro as Tonita: Colleen's grandmother
  • Bella Shepard as Lexie: Samantha's friend
  • Stephnie Weir as Bernadette
  • Rhys Darby as Teddy

Episodes

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Broadcast

The show debuted on September 21, 2015 on CBS. The first five episodes aired on Mondays, before it was moved on on November 5, 2015, to a new time slot of 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (7:30 p.m. CT) on Thursdays, directly after CBS finished its NFL broadcasts.

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 63% approval rating with an average rating of 6.6/10 based on 38 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Life in Pieces strong cast delivers funny, offbeat stories even if they're not always relatable". On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 64 out of 100 based on 24 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."




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