Life In Pieces creator Justin Adler has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the CBS comedy series, which is returning for a second season in the fall. Under the pact, Adler will continue as executive producer/showrunner on the show, as well as develop new projects.
In securing a renewal, the well-received family show became one of just a couple of single-camera CBS comedies to get to a second season since the end of M*A*S*H* in 1983 and the first in more than 2 decades, since Brooklyn Bridge ran for two seasons from 1991-1993.
“Life in Pieces is as unique and groundbreaking in its format as it is heartwarming and funny– it’s no wonder it became the highest rated new comedy of last season, said Jonnie Davis, 20th TV’s President of Creative Affairs. “Full credit goes entirely to its creator Justin Adler, who wrote the pilot on spec and delivered an inspired take on the family sitcom based on experiences and relationships from his own life. This deal keeps this gifted, inventive writer we love running the show, and allows us to develop other projects with him going forward.”
Adler’s previous credits include a stint on 20th TV’s underrated ABC comedy series Better Off Ted and his feature script The Escort, which was on the 2010 Black List. Life In Pieces hails from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
Adler is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman.