Life in Pieces

2015 • CBS
4.6
469 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (23)

1 Pilot
9/21/15
As the Short family's lives unfold in four brief stories each week, they try to savor the moments that add up to what life’s all about.
2 Interruptus Date Breast Movin'
9/28/15
Joan organizes a family meeting after Matt walks in on her and John being intimate; Jen hires breast-feeding consultants; Matt and Colleen have a bad date; and Heather and Tim move with the help of ex-cons.
3 Sleepy Email Brunch Tree
10/5/15
When Matt invites Colleen to brunch with the family, he coaches her through the difficult task of connecting with them. Also, John, Matt and Greg try to prove their masculinity by cutting down a tree in Greg's backyard, Tim has an adverse reaction to espresso, and a sleep-deprived Greg has a run-in with the cops.
4 Prison Baby Picking Golf
10/12/15
The siblings congratulate Greg after word spreads that he stood up to Joan for passive-aggressively questioning Jen’s parenting skills. Also, Chad insists on having one last meal with Colleen’s grandmother before heading off to jail, Matt and Greg discourage Tim from beating John at a round of golf and Sophia gets a peanut stuck up her nose.
5 Babe Secret Phone Germs
10/19/15
Tim and Heather unintentionally make things incredibly awkward for Tyler when he brings his gorgeous new girlfriend, Clementine, to meet the family. Also, Matt and Colleen are caught canoodling at the office by their obnoxious co-worker, Will, Jen and Greg vow not to become germaphobes, and John buys Sophia a cell phone behind her parents’ backs.
6 Ponzi Sex Paris Bounce
11/5/15
When Matt and Colleen catch Chad trying to kidnap her beloved pup, Princess, Chad uses the opportunity to pitch them his new business venture. Also, Jen and Greg try to be intimate for the first time since having a baby, Heather “breaks up” with her longtime hairstylist, Lynette, and Tim ruins Samantha’s birthday party.
7 Nanny Tent Earrings Cheeto
11/12/15
When Jen and Greg interview potential nannies for Lark, they find it difficult to find one they trust. Also, Tim, Matt and Greg go camping, Heather suspects Matt bought Colleen earrings with money she loaned him, and John makes a wooden puppet for Lark that the family has more fun playing with than she does.
8 Godparent Mexican Maze Farts
11/19/15
Joan invites their recently widowed neighbor, Gary Timpkins, to Thanksgiving dinner, during which everyone has a bad reaction to Colleen’s cauliflower dish. Also, Tim and Sophia try to find a last-minute replacement for Heather’s spoiled turkey, Jen and Greg debate who to name as Lark’s godparent and John takes Samantha to the Harvest Festival, where she sneaks into the corn maze with her boyfriend.
9 Hospital Boudoir Time-Out Namaste
11/26/15
When Jen cuts her finger and Greg takes her to the hospital, they finally have the first quality alone time they’ve had in months. Also, John takes Samantha and Sophia to a restaurant where everything is named after feelings, Heather gives Tim a sexy anniversary gift, and Sophia is punished after Heather hears her swearing.
10 Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong
12/10/15
Greg is still bitter over an accident that sidelined a competitive game of ping-pong he and Matt had started years ago, so they decide to finally settle the score. Also, Heather questions herself after urging Tim to get a vasectomy, Jen is stressed about returning to work, and Joan learns her credit card has been stolen after strange packages start arriving.
11 College Stealing Santa Caroling
12/16/15
Colleen joins John and his Air Force buddies for his annual tradition of dirty Christmas caroling. Also, Joan tries to hijack Lark’s first Christmas from Jen and Greg, Samantha gets lice from a mall Santa, and Tyler announces his plans for college.
12 Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie
1/7/16
Heather and Tim finally find another couple they actually like to socialize with, but Sophia and their son don’t hit it off. Also, Greg insists he and Jen take separate flights in case something happens to the plane, Matt and John take Gary out to meet women, and Matt’s ex-wife, Bonnie, surprises him with a visit.
13 Gym Party Garage Lobster
1/14/16
Greg joins Colleen’s gym and goes overboard gearing up to work out. Also, Heather and Jen host a secret garage sale that directly competes with one Joan is having, Tyler and Samantha throw a party while Heather and Tim are away for the weekend, and the family has second thoughts about eating lobster for dinner.
14 Will Trash Book Spa
1/21/16
When Greg and Jen slip away for a couples massage, the afternoon doesn’t turn out to be as relaxing as they expected. Also, Tim, Heather and the kids have a contest to see who can accumulate the least trash, Colleen asks Matt to illustrate a children’s book she is writing, and Jen helps Joan and John with their will.
15 Soccer Gigi TV Mikey
2/4/16
When Joan’s freewheeling nephew, Mikey, comes for a visit, the family members are on edge since nobody really likes him. Also, Tyler brings Clementine to visit his great-grandmother, Greg and Jen find a solution to their sleeping woes, and Matt takes over for Tim as Sophia’s soccer coach.
16 Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant
2/10/16
When Tyler and Clementine go to a guitar store, Tyler gets uncomfortable when the attractive salesman, Ian, repeatedly hits on her. Also, Tim’s tattoo artist, Lois, makes a spelling error on a tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day surprise for Heather, Matt’s plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Colleen doesn’t go as well as he hoped, and Greg and Jen discuss whether they should have another baby.
17 Hair Recital Rainbow Mom
2/18/16
When John starts feeling old, he attempts to make himself look younger, much to the dismay of his family. Also, Heather worries that Sophia’s piano recital will be a disaster; Jen, Greg and Lark go to an over-the-top birthday party full of overachieving parents who make them panic about getting Lark into a good preschool; and Matt meets Colleen’s mother, Mia, for the first time.
18 Sexting Mall Lemonade Heartbreak
2/25/16
After realizing that Sophia is growing up faster than he’d like, John buys himself a pet, but it doesn’t get along well with Joan. Also, Heather accidentally sends Tyler a sexy text message, Jen and Greg try to help Samantha win her boyfriend back and Heather and Jen console Colleen and Matt over their break-up.
19 Pestilence War Famine Death
3/3/16
John and Joan disagree with their neighbors, Jerry and Pam, about who gets to use the hot tub when new property lines are drawn. Also, Greg and Jen invite their exterminator and his wife over for dinner, Matt and Colleen make an effort to be friends, and Tim is terrified to perform minor surgery on John.
20 Prank Assistant Gum Puppy
3/10/16
Feeling threatened by Jen’s very handsome new assistant, Jake, Greg tries to appear more masculine. Also, Heather and Tim pull a prank on Tyler’s school, Joan secretly lets Sophia chew gum even though Heather forbids it, and John takes his new puppy on a date with Colleen and her dog, Princess.
21 Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie
3/31/16
Tim thinks wearing a Cinderella dress during March Madness is good luck, so he refuses to take it off in hopes his alma mater will win. Also, Greg fantasizes about what to write in a birthday card for his boss, Tyler goes to prom and must withstand unsolicited advice from his parents and grandparents, and Jen sets Matt up on a blind date with her coworker, Dougie.
22 Crytunes Divorce Tablet Ring
3/31/16
John and Joan reveal a shocking secret they’ve kept from their kids for 35 years. Also, Greg quits his job after creating a public funding campaign for his own invention, Heather and Tim try to make up for missing Samantha’s Student of the Month Ceremony at school, and Matt’s plan to make a big announcement at his and Colleen’s book party keeps getting delayed.
101 Sneak Peek
8/23/15
Get an exclusive first look at one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious moments as seen through their own version of events.

About this show

James Brolin, Dianne Wiest and Colin Hanks head an all-star cast in this hilarious new series that features four short stories each week about the members of one eccentric family!
4.6
469 reviews
Monica McLeod
February 19, 2018
I LOVE THIS FAMILY COMEDY, IT HAS A GREAT CAST. JAMES BROLIN & DIANE WEISS ARE HILARIOUS!!! JAMES BROLIN HAS COME ALONG WAY SINCE MARCUS WELBY M. D. EVERY WEEK I LOOK FORWARD 2 WATCHING THIS, CUZ IT ALWAYS MAKES ME LAUGH, AND I FORGET ABOUT THE WEEK I HAD.. 🤣 SO THE CREATOR OF LIFE IN PIECES YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS ONE!! GOOD JOB & KEEP IT UP!! 🤣 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LAUGHS, MONICA M.
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Pamela Darlene Woodward
April 26, 2019
I love it. It's a modern day real family&the whole cast is great,they feed off each other.I am super happy it's back for season 2.I don't want to pick on the lil thing's. It's perfect for me& has the flaws that higher,middle&lower bracket class families have in real life.
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Mar Mar
September 18, 2017
Super funny show, great characters, family dynamics and script. Puts you in good spirits. Can't stop laughing or smiling.
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