CBS has handed out a full season order to freshman family comedy Life In Pieces, TVWise has learned. With the back-nine order, the series will now produce a twenty-two episode first season.
“Life In Pieces, with one of the best ensemble casts on television, is telling terrific stories in a very unique way, and we’re excited to tell many more of them this season,” said President of CBS Entertainment Glenn Geller.
Created by Justin Adler, Life In Pieces is a single camera comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg.
Airing behind The Big Bang Theory, Life In Pieces has, as one would expect, been doing well in the ratings. The series premiered to 11.3 million viewers and a 2.6 demo rating and season-to-date has been averaging 10.3 million viewers and a 2.9 rating in live+7 delivery. The most recent episode spied a slight uptick in the overnights, posting gains of 0.7 million viewers/0.3 rating over the previous week.
Life In Pieces is the second new comedy to get a full season order in the past 24 hours, after Fox ordered a full-season of Rob Lowe and Fred Savage comedy The Grinder. It is also the second series at CBS to get such a pick-up after the network handed out a full season order to Limitless, their TV series follow up to the feature film of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, on Friday.