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‘Life In Pieces’ Creator Justin Adler Inks 20th Century Fox TV Overall Deal

Writer/producer will continue running breakout sitcom for CBS while developing other projects for the studio

“Life In Pieces” creator Justin Adler has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

He’ll stay on the Colin Hanks/James Brolin vehicle for the studio while developing other projects.

“‘Life in Pieces’ is as unique and groundbreaking in its format as it is heartwarming and funny — it’s no wonder it became the highest rated new comedy of last season,” 20th Century Fox Television President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis said on Tuesday. “Full credit goes entirely to its creator Justin Adler, who wrote the pilot on spec and delivered an inspired take on the family sitcom based on experiences and relationships from his own life.”

“This deal keeps this gifted, inventive writer we love running the show, and allows us to develop other projects with him going forward,” Davis concluded.

Adler, who also wrote on “Better Off Ted,” is repped by UTA, manager Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman.

“Life In Pieces” airs on CBS.