“Life in Pieces,” the upcoming CBS comedy series, has added a few more actors to its cast list with Thomas Sadoski (“The Newsroom”), Diane Wiest (“Edward Scissorhands”), Angelique Cabral (“Enlisted”) and Zoe Lister Jones (“Friends with Better Lives”). Find out what roles they will be playing in the series in the news story below.
The family comedy series “Life in Pieces” is taking shape, as production has enlisted a string of actors for the show.
Sadoski will be playing the middle sibling, Matt, in this family comedy, which has earlier cast Colin Hanks (“Fargo”) as the youngest and Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”) as the eldest. As Matt, Sadoski’s character is described as someone who has fallen on hard times and who can’t quite catch a break so he moves in with his parents. While as previously reported on MNG, Hanks will be playing Greg, the youngest who is about to be a father, while Brandt is Heather, a mother of three growing kids.
Meanwhile, Cabral will be playing Matt’s girlfriend, Colleen, who is still dealing with a messy breakup with her former fiancé. Colleen and Matt’s relationship is relatively new, fragile and vulnerable. Emmy winner Wiest will take the role of the family matriarch, Joan, who will do anything for her children for as long as she agrees with their choices, while Jones will be playing Greg’s wife Jen who is so used to control but hasn’t been feeling so empowered with dealing with a new baby.
The single-camera series “Life in Pieces” follows the lives of the Shorts whose story will be revealed as different perspectives in the show. The pilot episode is written by Justin Adler who’s behind the underrated and prematurely canceled comedy series “Better Off Ted.” Aaron Kaplan (“The Mysteries of Laura”) serves as executive producer. Kaplan, by the way, is also going to have another project in the works with Sarah Jessica Parker in “Divorce” for HBO.
According to Variety, “Life in Pieces” is the second comedy pilot order by CBS for the 2015-2016 season and a couple more shows are being looked into. Last development season, the network limited its orders for comedy series.
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