For the first time this year, CBS comedy Life In Pieces was left on the bubble for renewal. After some lengthy and difficult negotiations between the network and series producer 20th Century Fox TV, the comedy has been picked up for a fourth season.

The family comedy has delivered solid ratings in its third season, though, while two other Thursday series, Mom and S.W.A.T., have improved their time periods vs. last season, Life In Pieces has not. Still, LIP is well received and features a very strong ensemble cast. It also is the fourth highest-rated and most watched CBS comedy series behind The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom, likely helped by its Thursday location.

Created by Justin Adler, Life in Pieces, from 20th TV and Kapital Entertainment, is a comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

It stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg and Hunter King.

Adler executive produces with Aaron Kaplan, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland.