'Life In Pieces' Season 5: When Will The Show Return?

Zoe Lister-Jones
Zoe Lister-Jones is one of the stars of "Life in Pieces" on CBS. (Photo: Montclair Film Festival [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)] | Cropped)

Is there a Life in Pieces season 5 in CBS? The ensemble comedy about a family last aired in May and viewers may be expecting new episodes this coming fall.

However, CBS has pulled the plug on Life in Pieces season 5. TV Line confirmed that the show had been effectively canceled after a poor performance in the ratings. 

Life in Pieces season 4 averaged about 5.8 million viewers, and it was down 24 percent from its previous season's numbers. These numbers weren't enough to keep the show in the line-up for fall 2019.  

Before the fourth season premiered, CBS moved the series to a spring run from its usual fall schedule. This raised the red flag for the show's status with the network.

However, series creator Justin Adler revealed to TV Insider that he didn't end the show as a series finale. The declaration seemed to suggest that Life in Pieces season 5 was still on the table. 

Life in Pieces starred James Brolin (as John) and Dianne Wiest (as Joan) as the patriarch and matriarch of the family. They had three grown kids -- played by Betsy Brandt (as Heather), Colin Hanks (as Greg) and Thomas Sadoski (as Matt) -- with families of their own. 

Angelique Cabral (as Colleen), Dan Bakkedahl (as Tim) and Zoe Lister-Jones (as Jen) played the in-laws in Life in Pieces season 5. Niall Cunningham (as Tyler), Holly J. Barrett (as Samantha), Giselle Eisenberg (as Sophia) and Hunter King (as Clementine) played the grandchildren. 

With the show gone, the stars have signed on to other projects. Brandt is, currently, in the drama series Pearson on USA Network. Sadoski is returning to CBS with a drama series titled Tommy. According to Deadline, the actor will be working alongside Emmy-winning actress Eddie Falco in a story about the first female police chief of Los Angeles.

Lister-Jones is working behind the camera as one of the executive producers of the ABC comedy Woman Up. Cabral is one of the voice actors for the upcoming adult cartoons Undone, which will air on Amazon. 

Life in Pieces debuted on the network in 2015 as an offbeat comedy, and it was one of the few comedy shows on CBS to be in a single-camera format. According to TV Guide, the series was also dropped from the network to give way to the incoming comedies slated to win viewers this fall and the midseason.

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