James Brolin To Co-Star In CBS Pilot ‘Life In Pieces’

James Brolin has joined the cast of Life in Pieces, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Written by Justin Adler, the project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Brolin, repped by UTA and Scott Hart Management, plays John Short, the gregarious patriarch who’s going through a bit of a crisis as he turns 70. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this would be veteran actor’s first full-time comedy series job; he has done several drama series including Marcus Welby, MD, which ran from 1969-76 on ABC and earned him an Supporting Actor Emmy and four consecutive nominations.

Dianne Wiest plays the Short matriarch, with their three kids played by Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski and Betsy Brandt.

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  1. Trenton Feb 25, 2015 7:44 pm

    Funniest script I’ve read in a long time. Can’t wait to watch it.

  2. Antoineon Feb 25, 2015 9:58 pm

    best script, best cast. excited about this one.

  3. SeasonZeroCom (@SeasonZeroCom)on Feb 26, 2015 1:22 am

    The script feels outdated in terms of characters, but it’s really good. Now, I’m a little worried about the cast. All those actors are terrific, but for a comedy? I’m not sure…

  4. Adult 18-49on Feb 26, 2015 12:48 pm

    I would watch this.

  5. Gregg Brilliant (@greggbrilliant)on Feb 27, 2015 10:48 pm

    Brolin is featured in the upcoming film “The 33” as Jeff Hart, the real life American driller who helped rescue the trapped Chilean miners. His recent feature film work includes Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” and Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks; followed by the Denzel Washington directed “Antwone Fisher.”