Working Class (TV series)

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Working Class
Genre Comedy
Format Sitcom
Created by Jill Cargerman
Starring Melissa Peterman
Ed Asner
Steve Kazee
Patrick Fabian
Lachlan Buchanan
Courtney Merritt
Cameron Castaneda
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jill Cargerman
Bryan Johnson
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) The Film Syndicate
Broadcast
Original channel CMT
Original run January 28, 2011 (2011-01-28) – April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)
External links
Website

Working Class is an American television sitcom created by Jill Cargerman, which premiered on CMT on January 28, 2011.[1] The network ordered twelve episodes for the comedy, which is the first scripted series for the network.[1]

On April 11, 2011, CMT cancelled Working Class after only one season due to low ratings.[2]

Premise[edit]

The series follows Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her three kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to “the good life” is harder than she thought.[3] Patrick Fabian plays a grocery shop worker.[4]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "The Buddy System" Rob Schiller Judd Peaslee & Judd Pillot January 28, 2011 (2011-01-28) 101 1.2[5]
Carli mistakenly hits on her boss while an old friend from high school comes back to fulfill a promise they made to each other to get married if they don't find anyone else.
2 "Dental Claims" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Regina Hicks January 28, 2011 (2011-01-28) 102 1.2[5]
3 "Sugar Mama" Rob Schiller Bill Daly February 4, 2011 (2011-02-04) 103 .680[citation needed]
Carli's ex-husband visits, and brings gifts for the children. But little does Carli know, he found a replacement, Renee (Reba McEntire), leaving Carli as the black sheep.
4 "Eye for an Eye" Steve Zuckerman Bill Daly February 11, 2011 (2011-02-11) 104
5 "Lunch Lady" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18) 105
Dot (Kathy Kinney) tells stories about workers and teachers at school.
6 "Pay Back" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Judd Peaslee & Judd Pillot February 25, 2011 (2011-02-25) 106 .526[citation needed]
7 "The Dance" Rob Schiller Jill Cagerman March 4, 2011 (2011-03-04) 107
8 "Wine Pairing" Lynn M. McCracken Julie Ann Larson March 11, 2011 (2011-03-11) 108
9 "B-Day Invasion" Lynn M. McCracken Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro March 18, 2011 (2011-03-18) 109
10 "Medieval Woman" Steve Zuckerman Judd Peaslee & Judd Pillot March 25, 2011 (2011-03-25) 110
11 "Short, Then Sweet" Steve Zuckerman Jill Cagerman April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01) 111
12 "Hire Education" Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Jill Cagerman April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01) 112

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CMT Premieres Its First Scripted Series "Working Class" Friday, January 28 at 8:00 P.M., ET/PT". The Futon Critic. January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "CMT Cancels Sitcom 'Working Class'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Premiere Of CMT’s First Scripted Series, “Working Class,” Breaks Records For The Network - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. ^ Tiffany Lew (2011-01-28). "Interview with 'Working Class's Patrick Fabian". TheCelebrityCafe.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie. "CABLE RATINGS: Solid Debut For 'Working Class', 'Jerseylicious' Sets Record". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 

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