Workin' Moms

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Workin' Moms
GenreComedy-drama
Created byCatherine Reitman
Written by
Directed by
  • Catherine Reitman
  • Paul Fox
  • Aleysa Young
Starring
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes47
Production
Production company(s)Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment
Release
Original networkCBC Television
Original releaseJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) –
present

Workin' Moms is a Canadian television sitcom that premiered on CBC Television on January 10, 2017.[1] The show stars Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind and Juno Rinaldi[2] as a group of friends dealing with the challenges of being working mothers.[3] The series is produced by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment, the production company of Reitman and her husband, Philip Sternberg.[2] In February 2019, in the middle of season 3, the series premiered globally on Netflix.[4][5] On May 29, 2019, Workin' Moms was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on February 18, 2020.[6] In April 2020, the series was renewed for a fifth season.[7]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Varun Saranga as Chad (seasons 1–2)
  • Alden Adair as Marvin Grimes (seasons 1–2)
  • Mary Ashton as Sarah Hoffman (seasons 1–2)
  • Amanda Brugel as Sonia (season 2)
  • Angela Asher as Dorothy (season 2)
  • Zachary Bennett as Carl (seasons 1–2)
  • Donald MacLean Jr. as Forrest
  • Nadine Djoury as Iris
  • Lisa Berry as Natashia
  • Erika Swayze as Brenna
  • Jann Arden as Jane Carlson

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
213December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)
313January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
48February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)
22"Rules"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
33"Fem Card"Aleysa YoungCatherine ReitmanJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
44"Bad Help"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 31, 2017 (2017-01-31)
55"Sophie's Choice-ish"Paul FoxDiane FlacksFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)
66"The Wolf & the Rabbit"Aleysa YoungRebecca KohlerFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
77"Phoenix Rising"Aleysa YoungIngrid HaasFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
88"Hoop Earring"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreFebruary 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
99"Tricky Nipple"Paul FoxRebecca KohlerMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
1010"The Coxswain"Paul FoxKaren MooreMarch 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
1111"Bye Bye Kate"Paul FoxRebecca KohlerMarch 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
1212"Merde"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanMarch 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
1313"Having It All"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)

Season 2 (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"2005"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
152"Good Mom"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 9, 2018 (2018-01-09)
163"The Sign"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)
174"The Holy Hole"Paul FoxHannah Cheesman & Catherine ReitmanJanuary 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)
185"Consent"Molly McGlynnRobby Hoffman & Rebecca KohlerJanuary 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)
196"Shame Spiral"Philip SternbergJillian LockeFebruary 6, 2018 (2018-02-06)
207"Retreat"Paul FoxKaren Moore & Kathleen PhillipsFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)
218"Red Handed"Catherine ReitmanRebecca KohlerMarch 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)
229"Spirit Animal"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreMarch 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)
2310"Cuck"Aleysa YoungRebecca KohlerMarch 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
2411"Trash Panda"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreMarch 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)
2512"If Women Had to Give Birth"Aleysa YoungCatherine ReitmanApril 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
2613"Look Back"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanApril 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
271"Birth Daze"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
282"Of Rights And Men"Philip SternbergJillian LockeJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
293"Daddy's Home"Philip SternbergKathleen PhillipsJanuary 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
304"Training Day"Philip SternbergMonica HeiseyJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
315"Stand for Something"Philip SternbergRob Baker, Adam CawleyJanuary 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
326"Narls In Charge"Philip SternbergDaniel Gold, Catherine ReitmanFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
337"Revenge Fantasy"Yael StaavJillian LockeFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
348"Girl's Trip"Yael StaavMonica HeiseyFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
359"Guns 'n' Deception"Yael StaavKathleen PhillipsFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)
3610"Creamed"Renuka JeyapalanDaniel Gold, Catherine ReitmanMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
3711"Business Boyz"Renuka JeyapalanRob Baker, Adam CawleyMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
3812"Two Paths"Renuka JeyapalanCatherine ReitmanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
3913"What's It Gonna Be?"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"Charade"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanFebruary 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)
412"Black Sheep"Philip SternbergJillian LockeFebruary 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
423"The Man in the Mexican Mask"Philip SternbergKathleen PhillipsMarch 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)
434"No One's Coming"Philip SternbergDaniel GoldMarch 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
445"To Lure a Squirrel"Joyce WongDaniel GoldMarch 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
456"Lice"Joyce WongKathleen PhillipsMarch 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
467"Bad Reputation"Joyce WongJillian LockeMarch 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)
478"Charlie and the Weed Factory"Joyce WongCatherine ReitmanApril 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Reception[edit]

John Doyle of The Globe and Mail, wrote that the show "reeks of entitlement and privilege." Doyle further expressed sympathy for working mothers but not the show saying "The moms represent only a very specific, urban-bourgeois type. Their troubles are tiny, they live in luxury and their only contact with anything approaching the reality of contemporary life is via their nannies.[8]

While Brad Oswald of the Winnipeg Free Press wrote that the show "demonstrates a deft ability to deliver punchlines while at the same time confronting the realities of 21st-century motherhood"[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBC Unveils Winter Schedule". Broadcaster, November 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Three Actresses Join 'Black-ish' Star Catherine Reitman's Upcoming Comedy 'Workin' Moms'". The Hollywood Reporter, May 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "Working out Workin’ Moms". Playback, August 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "There's A New Netflix Series All About Working Moms And It's Relatable AF". Scary Mommy. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Moms, Workin' (February 22, 2019). "TODAY IS THE DAY! #WorkinMoms is officially available on @netflix worldwide. @reitcatou If you're new to our family, follow along with us @WorkinMomsNFLXpic.twitter.com/ivjkw9aePO". @workinmoms. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Workin' Moms Renewed For Season 4 By CBC & Netflix!". CancelRenewTV. June 13, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "When will Season 5 of 'Workin Moms' be on Netflix?". What's on Netflix. May 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "John Doyle: CBC's Workin' Moms reeks of entitlement and privilege". The Globe and Mail. January 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Maternal matters lead to sitcom success". Winnipeg Free Press.

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