Life in Pieces is an American television sitcom created by Justin Adler which chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family, as told from the point of view of each character based on their own version of events.
The series is a single-camera comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.
Of the three siblings, middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) may have just found his true love, his co-worker, Colleen (Angelique Cabral); and his coddled youngest brother, Greg (Colin Hanks) and his wife, Jen (Zoe Lister Jones), are overwhelmed by the birth of their first child.
The eldest, Heather (Betsy Brandt), and her husband, Tim (Dan Bakkedahl), are dreading their impending empty nest so much, they're considering having another baby.
Their parents are Joan (Dianne Wiest), the family's adoring matriarch who would do anything for her kids - as long as she agrees with it - and John (James Brolin), the gregarious patriarch who's searching for ways to soften the blow of turning 70.
As the family's lives unfold in four short stories each week, they try to savour these little pieces of time that flash by but stay with you forever, because these moments add up to what life's all about.
Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg also star. Justin Adler, Jason Winer (Modern Family) and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television in association with Kapital Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer.