The Newsroom‘s Thomas Sadoski is set as a lead opposite Colin Hanks and Betsy Brandt in Life in Pieces, CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Also cast in the pilot, written by Justin Adler, is Angelique Cabral (Enlisted). The project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Sadoski plays middle sibling Matt Short who can’t catch a break, the most recent being a failed career that has forced him back home with his parents. Hanks and Brandt play the other two siblings, with Dianne Wiest as the trio’s mother. Cabral plays Colleen, the woman Matt has just fallen in love with who is stuck in a messy breakup with her ex-fiancé.
Sadoski currently co-stars in NBC’s eight-episode miniseries The Slap. He was recently seen in features Wild and I Smile Back, which premiered at Sundance. Sadoski, repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment, will return to the stage this spring in Neil LaBute’s off-Broadway production of The Way We Get By with Amanda Seyfried.
Cabral, repped by Pakula/King and manger Karen Forman, is reuniting with 20th TV after playing the female lead in the studio’s Fox comedy series Enlisted.