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‘Life in Pieces’ Laughs Its Way to Season 2 Renewal at CBS

Freshman comedy is averaging 10.5 million viewers per episode

“Life in Pieces” has been renewed for a second season at CBS, the network announced Wednesday.

The freshman single-camera comedy series is this season’s No. 1 new comedy both in viewers, with an average of 10.5 million on Thursday nights, and in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, with a 2.7 rating.

The series 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.

The executive producers are Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland. It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment.

CBS has renewed most of its shows, including “The Big Bang Theory,” “NCIS,” “Mom,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion.”

“Life in Pieces” is the first freshman CBS series to land a second season order. “Limitless,” “Code Black,” and “Supergirl” are still waiting in limbo. However, CBS chairman Les Moonves has said previously that the network plans to renew all of the series that debuted this season.

The CBS CEO made his remarks at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. While there have been no such official renewal announcements yet, Moonves does not typically speak haphazardly. And with CBS’ upfronts presentation scheduled for May 18, chances are that more renewals will be announced then.

“Angel From Hell” is thus far the only new CBS series to be officially canceled. “Rush Hour” premiered on Mar. 31, while “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” debuted Mar. 16.