First Look: Helen Hunt Is Mad About Life in Pieces (PHOTO)

Gregory E. Miller
Life in Pieces Exclusive
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You’ll be mad about this!

Actress Helen Hunt (third from left) took the directing reins for an early 2016 episode of the CBS comedy in which the Short family deals with a surprise visit from Matt’s (Thomas Sadoski) ex-wife (Brenda Song, far left).

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“We felt Helen would be able to communicate with our high-level cast—to speak their language as a seasoned fellow actor,” executive producer Justin Adler says. “Having a message delivered by an Oscar winner carries a little extra weight!”

Life in Pieces airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and will return on Thursday, Jan. 7.