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Life in Pieces: Season 1 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: Life in Pieces' strong cast delivers funny, offbeat stories even if they're not always relatable.


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A family's highs and lows are chronicled through the eyes of each of its members in this comedy, including patriarch John (James Brolin), who's about to turn 70, and his wife Joan (Dianne Wiest), who's almost always willing to lend a hand to those she loves. Among the first-season high jinks: Matt (Thomas Sadoski) and his girlfriend Colleen (Angelique Cabral) are caught in flagrante in his car due to their less-than-wonderful living arrangements; Greg (Colin Hanks) and Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) discover the joys of parenthood; Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) gets a tattoo to impress Heather (Betsy Brandt) on Valentine's Day, but it's misspelled; John and Joan drop a bombshell about their marriage; and Tyler (Niall Cunningham) and Clementine (Hunter King) take their high-school relationship to the next level.


Dianne Wiest
as Joan Short
James Brolin
as John Short
Colin Hanks
as Greg Short
Thomas Sadoski
as Matt Short
Betsy Brandt
as Heather
Hunter King
as Clementine Hughes
Susan Park
as Dr. Sally Hong
Stephnie Weir
as Bernadette
Martin Mull
as Gary Timpkins
Jordan Black
as Hotel Manager
JB Smoove
as Darryl
Alison Rich
as Kalliope
Oscar Nunez
as Dr. Escobar
Shaan Sharma
as Abraham
Lilan Bowden
as Waitress
Exie Booker
as Policeman
Norma Micheals
as Mrs. Gurney
Amy Hill
as Principal Bundy
Alek C. Unszusz
as Irving Rosenblatt
Bokeem Woodbine
as Officer Wood
Jordan Hinson
as Stephanie
Stacie Greenwell
as Delivery Nurse
Mary Scheer
as Marta Pigeon
Omid Zader
as Roofer
Rawle Lewis
as Pharmacist
Beth Geiger
as Virginia
Richard Voigts
as Groaning Man
Darsan Solomon
as Jake Dawe
Kotaro Watanabe
as Asian Businessman
Zylan Brooks
as Alpha Mom
Kai Scott
as Mario
Lars Slind
as Ronald
Nanrisa Lee
as Valerie
Nora Dunn
as Carol
Jon Daly
as Steffan
Elsa Ramon
as Reporter
Mark L. Young
as Scarecrow
Alejandro Patino
as Store Owner
Mark Berry
as Funeral Home Director
Hawk Walts
as Rodney
Jean-Pierre Romano
as Healthy Man
Jill Johnson
as Keifer's Mom
Phillip Jarrell
as Mailroom Mark
Danielle Acoff
as Dancer #1
Lindsley Allen
as Dancer #2
Jason Heymann
as Prince Charming
Anthony Holiday
as Coach Murray
Paul Barris
as Dancer #3
Jordan Dodderer
as Dancer #4
Susan Giosa
as Dancer #5
Desi Jevon
as Dancer #7
Mark Kanemura
as Dancer #8
Zuzana Humplova
as Dancer #9
Mariah Perkins
as Dancer #10
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (21)

A sitcom doesn't have to spell everything out to be funny. But viewers have to believe that what is left unsaid or ambivalent has nonetheless been thought through. The creators of Life in Pieces don't seem to realize that it is missing parts.

August 3, 2015 | Full Review…

Life in Pieces, a wacky single-camera intergenerational family comedy, is the staid network's attempt to mimic critical darling and ratings bonanza Modern Family, with edgy (for CBS, mind you) laughs and a squishy heartwarming beat at the end.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The obvious irony of the series is that Life in Pieces purports to be about the small, seemingly innocuous moments that linger longest in one's memory, while offering audiences absolutely none of those moments itself.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…
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CBS' "Life in Pieces" puts a strong cast through an obvious variation on "Modern Family." Yet the cast is a draw, and James Brolin stands out as the loopy patriarch.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It provided enough chuckles, and we like every one of these actors so much, it will get a second look.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The show has an exceptional ensemble cast and it's engagingly funny.

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…

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