CBS Series Gets Full-Season Order — and Faces the Tall Task of Filling In for Football

Oct 28, 2015  •  Post A Comment

CBS has given out its second full-season order among its new fall shows, extending the run of the freshman comedy series “Life in Pieces,” TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

The back-nine order follows an earlier extension for the drama series “Limitless.”

“Life in Pieces,” which features an ensemble cast led by Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt, follows three generations of a large family, telling each character’s story from the point of view of that character.

The report notes that the show has been delivering a 2.06 rating so far in the key demo of adults 18-49, with the first three episodes bumping up to an average of 2.9 in Live+7. The first five episodes aired on Monday nights before the sitcom took a week off to make room for the debut of “Supergirl.”

When the show returns it will move to Thursdays, starting Nov. 5, as CBS’s “Thursday Night Football” package ends its run.

In a statement announcing the pickup, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller said: “‘Life in Pieces,’ with one of the best ensemble casts on television, is telling terrific stories in a very unique way. We’re excited to tell many more of them this season.”

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