Life in Pieces/Season One

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Season One
Life in Pieces
Season Premiere September 21, 2015
Season Finale March 31, 2016
Episode Count 22
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Season One of Life in Pieces premiered on September 21, 2015.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 Pilot Justin Adler Jason Winer September 21, 2015 11.276M 2.6% 1AYG01
As the Short family's lives unfold in four brief stories each week, they try to savor the moments that add up to what life's all about.
2 2 Interruptus Date Breast Movin' Justin Adler Jason Winer September 28, 2015 8.712M 1.9% 1AYG02
After Matt walks in on Joan and John being intimate, Joan attempts to lead a group therapy session. Also, Jen hires a breast-feeding consultant couple, Matt and Colleen have the most enjoyable bad date ever, and Heather and Tim move to a new home with the help of a moving company that employs ex-cons.
3 3 Sleepy Email Brunch Tree Brad Copeland Jason Winer October 5, 2015 8.909M 1.9% 1AYG03
When Matt invites Colleen to brunch with the family, he coaches her through the difficult task of connecting with them. Also, John, Matt and Greg try to prove their masculinity by cutting down a tree in Greg's backyard, Tim has an adverse reaction to espresso, and a sleep-deprived Greg has a run-in with the cops.
4 4 Prison Baby Golf Picking Kirker Butler Jason Winer October 12, 2015 7.836M 1.8% 1AYG04
The siblings congratulate Greg after word spreads that he stood up to Joan for passive-aggressively questioning Jen's parenting skills. Also, Chad insists on having one last meal with Colleen's grandmother before heading off to jail, Matt and Greg discourage Tim from beating John at a round of golf and Sophia gets a peanut stuck up her nose.
5 5 Babe Secret Phone Germs Rolin Jones Claire Scanlon October 19, 2015 8.467M 2.1% 1AYG05
Tim and Heather unintentionally make things incredibly awkward for Tyler when he brings his gorgeous new girlfriend, Clementine, to meet the family. Also, Matt and Colleen are caught canoodling at the office by their obnoxious co-worker, Will, Jen and Greg vow not to become germaphobes, and John buys Sophia a cell phone behind her parents' backs.
6 6 Ponzi Sex Paris Bounce Lesley Wake Webster Jason Winer November 5, 2015 7.881M 1.9% 1AYG06
When Matt and Colleen catch Chad trying to kidnap her beloved pup, Princess, Chad uses the opportunity to pitch them his new business venture. Also, Jen and Greg try to be intimate for the first time since having a baby, Heather "breaks up" with her longtime hairstylist, Lynette, and Tim ruins Samantha's birthday party.
7 7 Nanny Tent Earrings Cheeto Elizabeth Tippet Jason Winer November 12, 2015 7.993M 1.8% 1AYG08
When Jen and Greg interview potential nannies for Lark, they find it difficult to find one they trust. Also, Tim, Matt and Greg go camping, Heather suspects Matt bought Colleen earrings with money she loaned him, and John makes a wooden puppet for Lark that the family has more fun playing with than she does.
8 8 Godparent Turkey Corn Farts Maggie Mull Chad Lowe November 19, 2015 8.349M 1.8% 1AYG09
Joan invites their recently widowed neighbor, Gary Timpkins, to Thanksgiving dinner, during which everyone has a bad reaction to Colleen's cauliflower dish. Also, Tim and Sophia try to find a last-minute replacement for Heather's spoiled turkey, Jen and Greg debate who to name as Lark's godparent and John takes Samantha to the Harvest Festival, where she sneaks into the corn maze with her boyfriend, Aiden.
9 9 Hospital Boudoir Time-Out Namaste Alec Sulkin Fred Goss November 26, 2015 7.605M 2.1% 1AYG07
When Jen cuts her finger and Greg takes her to the hospital, they finally have the first quality alone time they've had in months. Also, John takes Samantha and Sophia to a restaurant where everything is named after feelings, Heather gives Tim a sexy anniversary gift, and Sophia is punished after Heather hears her swearing.
10 10 Burn Vasectomy Milkshake Pong Greg Malins Jason Winer December 10, 2015 8.24M 1.9% 1AYG10
Greg is still bitter over an accident that sidelined a competitive game of ping-pong he and Matt had started years ago, so they decide to finally settle the score. Also, Heather questions herself after urging Tim to get a vasectomy, Jen is stressed about returning to work, and Joan learns her credit card has been stolen after strange packages start arriving.
11 11 Lice Stealing College Caroling Barbara Adler Phil Traill December 17, 2015 10.26M 2.2% 1AYG11
Colleen joins John and his Air Force buddies for his annual tradition of dirty Christmas caroling. Also, Joan tries to hijack Lark's first Christmas from Jen and Greg, Samantha gets lice from a mall Santa, and Tyler announces his plans for college.
12 12 Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie Justin Adler Helen Hunt January 7, 2016 9.27M 2.1% 1AYG12
Heather and Tim finally find another couple they actually like to socialize with, but Sophia and their son don't hit it off. Also, Greg insists he and Jen take separate flights in case something happens to the plane, Matt and John take Gary out to meet women, and Matt's ex-wife, Bonnie, surprises him with a visit.
13 13 Party Lobster Gym Sale Brad Copeland Ken Whittingham January 14, 2016 9.146M 2% 1AYG13
Greg joins Colleen’s gym and goes overboard gearing up to work out. Also, Heather and Jen host a secret garage sale that directly competes with one Joan is having, Tyler and Samantha throw a party while Heather and Tim are away for the weekend, and the family has second thoughts about eating lobster for dinner.
14 14 Will Trash Book Spa Kirker Butler Jason Winer January 21, 2016 8.778M 2% 1AYG14
When Greg and Jen slip away for a couples massage, the afternoon doesn't turn out to be as relaxing as they expected. Also, Tim, Heather and the kids have a contest to see who can accumulate the least trash, Colleen asks Matt to illustrate a children's book she is writing, and Jen helps Joan and John with their will.
15 15 Soccer Gigi TV Mikey Lesley Wake Webster Lisa Statman February 4, 2016 9.087M 2.2% 1AYG15
When Joan's freewheeling nephew, Mikey, comes for a visit, the family members are on edge since nobody really likes him. Also, Tyler brings Clementine, to visit his great-grandmother, Greg and Jen find a solution to their sleeping woes, and Matt takes over for Tim as Sophia's soccer coach.
16 16 Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant Alec Sulkin Jason Winer February 11, 2016 9.347M 2.1% 1AYG16
When Tyler and Clementine go to a guitar store, Tyler gets uncomfortable when the attractive salesman, Ian, repeatedly hits on her. Also, Tim's tattoo artist, Lois makes a spelling error on a tattoo he got as a Valentine's Day surprise for Heather, Matt's plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with Colleen doesn't go as well as he hoped, and Greg and Jen discuss whether they should have another baby.
17 17 Hair Recital Rainbow Mom Elizabeth Tippet Ken Whittingham February 18, 2016 9.336M 2.1% 1AYG17
When John starts feeling old, he attempts to make himself look younger, much to the dismay of his family. Also, Heather worries that Sophia's piano recital will be a disaster. Jen, Greg and Lark go to an over-the-top birthday party full of overachieving parents who make them panic about getting Lark into a good preschool. Matt meets Colleen's mother, Mia, for the first time.
18 18 Sexting Mall Lemonade Heartbreak Maggie Mull Rebecca Asher February 25, 2016 9.207M 2.1% 1AYG18
After realizing that Sophia is growing up faster than he'd like, John buys himself a pet, but it doesn't get along well with Joan. Also, Heather accidentally sends Tyler a sexy text message, Jen and Greg try to help Samantha win her boyfriend back and Heather and Jen console Colleen and Matt over their break-up.
19 19 Pestilence War Famine Death Greg Malins Phil Traill March 3, 2016 8.395M 1.8% 1AYG19
John and Joan disagree with their neighbors, Jerry and Pam, about who gets to use the hot tub when new property lines are drawn. Also, Greg and Jen invite their exterminator and his wife over for dinner, Matt and Colleen make an effort to be friends, and Tim is terrified to perform minor surgery on John.
20 20 Prank Assistant Gum Puppy Barbara Adler Chad Lowe March 10, 2016 8.553M 2% 1AYG20
Feeling threatened by Jen's very handsome new assistant, Jake, Greg tries to appear more masculine. Also, Heather and Tim pull a prank on Tyler's school, Joan secretly lets Sophia chew gum even though Heather forbids it, and John takes his new puppy on a date with Colleen and her dog, Princess.
21 21 Cinderella Fantasy Prom Dougie Joe Cristalli Phil Traill March 31, 2016 7.225M 1.7% 1AYG21
Tim thinks wearing a Cinderella dress during March Madness is good luck, so he refuses to take it off in hopes his alma mater will win. Also, Greg fantasizes about what to write in a birthday card for his boss, Tyler goes to prom and must withstand unsolicited advice from his parents and grandparents, and Jen sets Matt up on a blind date with her coworker, Dougie.
22 22 CryTunes Divorce Tablet Ring Justin Adler Chad Lowe March 31, 2016 7.225M 1.7% 1AYG22
John and Joan reveal a shocking secret they've kept from their kids for 35 years. Also, Greg quits his job after creating a public funding campaign for his own invention, Heather and Tim try to make up for missing Samantha's Student of the Month Ceremony at school, and Matt's plan to make a big announcement at his and Colleen's book party keeps getting delayed.

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