Today starts the renewal and cancellation train as CBS announced that they are renewing frosh comedy Life in Pieces for a second season. The series, starring Colin Hanks, Dianne Wiest, and James Brolin is a rarity among CBS comedies being a single-camera fare.
Heralded as the next Modern Family, the series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family and is shown from the point of view of each character based on how they interpreted the events.
CBS is known to be the juggernaut of multi-camera comedies, with The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, and a slew of others being top comedies on network TV over the past decade. Most of the single-camera fare that CBS has tried has failed.
No word yet on other CBS frosh series, although the rumor is that Supergirl will be shipped to the CW to bring all 4 of Greg Berlanti’s superhero shows on the same network.
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