Pilot News: James Brolin Joins CBS Family Comedy Life in Pieces

James Brolin Life in Pieces

TV and movie vet James Brolin is entering uncharted territory: the single-camera comedy.

The erstwhile Marcus Welby, M.D. star has joined CBS’ upcoming pilot Life in Pieces, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project centers on one family via stories told by its different members. Brolin will portray patriarch John Short, who is going through a crisis as he approaches his 70th birthday.

Rounding out the clan are Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Colin Hanks (Fargo) and, as the family matriarch, Dianne Wiest.

In addition to longtime roles on Marcus Welby, Hotel and Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Brolin’s recent TV credits include guest roles on Psych, Community and multiple appearances as Castle‘s father, Jackson Hunt.