Workin' Moms

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Workin' Moms
GenreComedy drama
Created byCatherine Reitman
Written by
Directed by
Starring
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes70
Production
Production companyWolf & 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, Enuka Okuma, 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] which premiered on February 16, 2021.[8] In June 2021, the series was renewed for a sixth season.[9], which premiered on January 4, 2022. On June 20, 2022, creator Catherine Reitman announced that pre-production had began on a seventh and final season, set to premiere in 2023.[10]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Also starring[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 Cutwater (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)
510February 16, 2021 (2021-02-16)April 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)
613January 4, 2022 (2022-01-04)April 12, 2022 (2022-04-12)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Pilot"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)
Workin' Moms follows a group of working mothers from a mommy-and-me parenting group; PR executive Kate Foster; Kate's longtime best friend and psychiatrist Anne Carlson; real estate agent Frankie Coyne; and IT specialist Jenny Matthews. Kate returns to her job at Gaze following a nine-month maternity leave, and she misses her son Charlie's first words. Anne discovers she is pregnant despite having recently had a baby, and she reveals the news to her supportive husband Lionel. Frankie experiences postpartum depression.
22"Rules"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
Kate is told by her boss, Richard, that she is eligible for a three-month work gig in Montreal. Anne is horrified to discover that her nine-year-old daughter, Alice, is expressing inappropriate behavior at school. Following her maternity leave, Jenny expresses reluctance on returning to work, but her stay-at-home husband Ian objects. Returning to work, Jenny masturbates in the break room and gets caught by a colleague.
33"Fem Card"Aleysa YoungCatherine ReitmanJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
Alicia invites the mom group to her daughter's gender neutral birthday party. Kate "hires" her uptight mother, Eleanor, to be Charlie's daytime nanny. Though Eleanor is happy to babysit Charlie, she is not fond of Kate and Nathan's aggressive house dog. Jenny flirts with her new boss, Marvin. Under the advice of her wife Giselle, Frankie turns to Anne for a therapy session to deal with her postpartum.
44"Bad Help"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 31, 2017 (2017-01-31)
Unable to handle her daughter's out-of-control behavior, Anne hires an expert "mean nanny" to deal with Alice. Kate starts to rethink her decision to hire her mother as Charlie's babysitter. Jenny reveals to the mom group that she feels Ian is doing nothing as a stay-at-home dad, while Ian feels that Jenny does not trust him to be around their daughter. After continuing to flirt with Marvin at work, Jenny follows Marvin on social media and stalks his profile.
55"Sophie's Choice-ish"Paul FoxDiane FlacksFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)
Charlie bites another child at the playground. Eleanor believes Charlie is mimicking the house dog and strongly suggests Kate and Nathan euthanize the dog, upsetting Kate. Under Anne's advice, Frankie takes up pottery as a new hobby, but she still feels disconnected from Giselle. Anne becomes jealous when Alice forms a friendly bond with the new nanny.
66"The Wolf & the Rabbit"Aleysa YoungRebecca KohlerFebruary 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
Kate is shamed by the mom group and her work colleagues after revealing she likes to watch Hentai. Richard informs Kate that her male co-worker, Mo, is competing with her for the Montreal promotion. Frankie visits an adult toy store and gets advice from a professional sex advisor. Jenny wants to strike an affair with Marvin.
77"Phoenix Rising"Aleysa YoungIngrid HaasFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
Anne tries to bond with Alice. Jenny reluctantly helps Ian create a Kickstarter campaign about stay-at-home dads to help promote his screenplay. While filming an interview, Jenny reveals her feelings of being disconnected from Zoe, while Ian gets to stay home and bond with their daughter more. At Gaze, a colleague informs Kate that Mo had been offered the Montreal promotion.
88"Hoop Earring"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreFebruary 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
Kate's free-spirited sister, Sarah, begins babysitting Charlie. Richard personally offers Kate the Montreal gig; Kate happily accepts the offer, but she neglects to inform Nathan. Frankie and Giselle turn to Anne to discuss the disconnect in their relationship. Jenny hosts an impromptu bachelorette party for a co-worker, and she invites the mom group. At the party, Jenny drunkenly decides to pierce her nipple with a lost hoop earring.
99"Tricky Nipple"Paul FoxRebecca KohlerMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
Kate tells Nathan that she has accepted the Montreal promotion. Nathan expresses concerns about Charlie being away from Kate for three months. Following her improvised nipple piercing, Jenny’s nipple gets infected; Jenny confides to Val, the leader of the mom group, about stopping breastfeeding. Frankie begins showing signs of depression. Lionel and Anne are facing money problems. After fainting on her stomach, Anne is advised by her doctor to stay on bed rest.
1010"The Coxswain"Paul FoxKaren MooreMarch 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
Alice’s relationship with the nanny continues to flourish. In another attempt to bond with Alice, Anne decides to take Alice for horseback riding—against Lionel and the doctor’s orders. When Anne suddenly begins bleeding, she is rushed back to the hospital and is placed on mandatory bed rest from home. Frankie continues to deal with her postpartum depression. Kate makes up with Nathan as she takes time off work to plan for Montreal.
1111"Bye Bye Kate"Paul FoxRebecca KohlerMarch 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
Giselle returns to her teaching job, leaving the temporarily unemployed Frankie to stay at home with Rhoda. Anne reveals to the mom group that she’s considering abortion. Jenny goes out for wild partying with her friend, Gena, but the night ends disastrously. Finally coming to her senses, Jenny tearfully reveals her nipple ring to a shocked Ian, who helps her remove the piercing.
1212"Merde"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanMarch 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
Kate enjoys her first few days in Montreal, though she struggles to adjust to life without Nathan and Charlie. Kate does her first work presentation for Victoria Stromanger, the intimidating female director whom Kate idolizes. Ian, feeling betrayed by Jenny’s actions, begins acting coldly towards her. Frankie quickly becomes addicted to making sales online, and she winds up selling the family home, straining her relationship with Giselle. Anne and Lionel have an honest discussion about raising a third child, which results in Anne deciding to go through with the abortion.
1313"Having It All"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
During her first sales meeting, Kate discovers that Charlie has been taken to the hospital. Shocked, Kate inadvertently tells the clients about Charlie’s state; Victoria chastises Kate for “revealing negative truths” in front of the clients. Against Victoria’s order to finish the meeting, Kate takes an immediate flight to Toronto to visit Charlie in the hospital. Alice’s school project brings her and Anne closer. Ian is furious with Jenny for being untruthful, and asks if she is committed to their relationship; Jenny states that she does not know. Frankie is able to reclaim her house from the original buyers, and she shares an intimate moment with Giselle, revealing she wants to attend therapy for her depression.

Season 2 (2017–18)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
141"2005"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanDecember 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
In 2005, Anne plans to marry Brad Hesherman, a psychiatrist and professor. Flashbacks depict Anne’s reluctance to marry Brad, her complicated relationship with her mother Jane, and Kate meeting Nathan for the first time at the wedding.
152"Good Mom"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 9, 2018 (2018-01-09)
Six months after leaving Victoria Stromanger’s meeting in Montreal, Kate has been put on forced hiatus from Gaze and struggles as a stay-at-home mom. Desperate to return to work full-time, Richard lets Kate work as a part-time consultant. Anne wants Lionel to get a vasectomy. Frankie is offered a job at the ladies’ wellness center she is attending, though she is also reprimanded for having sex with numerous patients. Kate receives an upsetting phone call from Eleanor and Sarah, who informs Kate that her father has died.
163"The Sign"Paul FoxCatherine ReitmanJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)
Ian, now separated from Jenny, joins the mom group under the suggestion of Val. While working on his screenplay, Ian bonds with Sonia, a friendly coffee shop barista. The Foster family deals with the recent death of Kate’s father. Feeling unfulfilled in her new part-time position, Kate searches for new work at Baseline, a hipster marketing company. Following Lionel’s vasectomy, Anne and Lionel begin an intense sexual relationship. Frankie quits her new job after a patient’s suicide attempt.
174"The Holy Hole"Paul FoxHannah Cheesman & Catherine ReitmanJanuary 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)
Anne begins work at her new office building, but she is horrified to discover that Brad, her ex-husband, is performing hypnotherapy sessions in the same building. Kate balances her part-time job at Gaze and her new job at Baseline. A newly single Frankie jumps back into the dating pool, pursuing a relationship with two different women: the wealthy and possessive Dorothy, who gives Frankie a makeover; and the young and naive Juniper, who makes a move on Frankie at the local pool.
185"Consent"Molly McGlynnRobby Hoffman & Rebecca KohlerJanuary 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)
Anne agrees to do a hypnotherapy session with Brad, who tries to hypnotize Anne with sexual thoughts; however, Anne has secretly recorded the session on her phone. Alice finds an old wedding picture of Brad and discovers that Anne and Lionel are not married. Ian begins dating Sonia. Kate gets intoxicated at work and pitches the same social media marketing campaign for both Baseline and Gaze. The two companies clash in an unexpected way when they launch Kate’s advertising campaign on the same night.
196"Shame Spiral"Philip SternbergJillian LockeFebruary 6, 2018 (2018-02-06)
Richard places Gaze on lockdown, believing somebody in the office had leaked Kate’s social media campaign; Kate’s friendly assistant, Rosie, is mistakenly fired as a result. Kate and Anne’s friendship is tested when Kate misses a lunch date and fails to respond to her phone calls. Alice continues to question Anne and Lionel’s relationship. Frankie discovers that Dorothy has a dominatrix side.
207"Retreat"Paul FoxKaren Moore & Kathleen PhillipsFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)
The members of Val’s Toddler Time attend a weekend-long outdoors retreat. The retreat brings out surprising truths about love and friendship, and unexpected revelations between the members: Ian confides to Anne and Frankie about a sexual issue; Kate and Anne’s friendship continues to crumble; and Anne comforts Alicia when her daughter experiences an allergic reaction.
218"Red Handed"Catherine ReitmanRebecca KohlerMarch 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)
Richard arranges a meeting with Baseline and discovers that Kate has secretly been working for the company. Upon this revelation, Kate gets fired by both Gaze and Baseline. Frankie breaks up with Juniper. As Ian and Sonia grow closer, Ian discovers that his movie screenplay has been sold. Anne expresses concerns when Alice has her first boyfriend, and she hides a camera in Alice’s room. Alice discovers the camera and records a fake hostage video with her boyfriend intended to shock Anne.
229"Spirit Animal"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreMarch 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)
Fired by Gaze and Baseline, a depressed Kate spends her day watching TV and taking care of Charlie. She ends up spending the day with Alice, and helps assist Alice when she experiences her first period. Meanwhile, Brad manipulates Anne into guest-lecturing at the university, knowing Anne has a fear of public speaking. To Brad’s surprise, Anne goes through with the lecture, which is successful. Kate and Anne make up. Frankie becomes self-sufficient, and she decides to move out of Dorothy’s home.
2310"Cuck"Aleysa YoungRebecca KohlerMarch 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
Kate meets with Richard, who acknowledges that Victoria’s ultimatum was unfair and suggests Kate reach a settlement for gender discrimination. After successfully reaching a pay settlement, Kate reveals that she wants to start her own business. Anne meets with Carly, an obsessive fan inspired by her university lecture. Ian’s meeting with a movie studio producer is interrupted when Jenny is reported to the police for leaving Zoe in a car. Jenny expresses her mixed feelings about being a mother to Ian, and suggests he get full custody of their daughter.
2411"Trash Panda"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreMarch 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)
Kate goes to her doctor after experiencing night sweats; the doctor finds a small lump in her armpit. Though Kate initially fears she has cancer, Kate discovers she is going through perimenopause. Frankie returns to her job as a real estate agent. Anne becomes concerned when Carly begins taking Brad’s hypnotherapy sessions, and she reveals Brad’s predatory behavior to Lionel. Anne decides to take on Brad’s predatory behavior by creating a community event for women who were hypnotized by Brad.
2512"If Women Had to Give Birth"Aleysa YoungCatherine ReitmanApril 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
At her community event, Anne meets with two of Brad’s students, who claim they were sexually harassed by Brad. The three women report Brad’s behavior to the dean; Brad is subsequently fired from his job and reported to the Medical Counsel. Kate gets her business up and running. Ian’s relationship with Sonia becomes complicated when Sonia, who has mixed feelings about children, reveals she feels uncomfortable being around Zoe. Frankie moves into her new home and meets her neighbor, Bianca.
2613"Look Back"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanApril 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)
Anne and Lionel plan a commitment ceremony and invite numerous family members and friends, including Kate, Frankie, Ian, Val and Alicia. Ian and Sonia rekindle their relationship, and Ian takes Sonia to the ceremony as his date; Sonia starts to bond with Zoe, which pleases Ian. At the ceremony, Anne is pleased to find her mother, Jane, in attendance. Kate considers having another child, but she is horrified to discover that Nathan is pursuing an affair with Anne’s nanny. Returning from the ceremony, Kate discovers that she’s likely to be pregnant.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
271"Birth Daze"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
After Nathan's infidelity, Kate moves forward with a brand-new apartment, a brand-new business, a brand-new assistant -- and a brand-new baby.[11]
282"Of Rights And Men"Philip SternbergJillian LockeJanuary 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
In need of cash for her fledgling business, Kate considers bending her morals. Meanwhile, at Frankie Coyne Realty, the market's blowing up.[11]
293"Daddy's Home"Philip SternbergKathleen PhillipsJanuary 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
Kate juggles a tricky client -- and an insatiable Forrest. Jenny finds support at a moms' group, and Anne talks her way into a new job.[11]
304"Training Day"Philip SternbergMonica HeiseyJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
Anne trains Alice for war on the streets, and Frankie helps Bianca prepare for motherhood. Kate comes face-to-face with an old foe.[11]
315"Stand for Something"Philip SternbergRob Baker, Adam CawleyJanuary 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
Jenny throws Zoe a blowout birthday bash, and bad press ruins Kate's reputation. An overprotective Anne fears for her daughter's safety.[11]
326"Narls In Charge"Philip SternbergDaniel Gold, Catherine ReitmanFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
Charlie's school sends Kate home with an unpleasant assignment. Bianca gets bad news ... but Frankie might have a solution.[11]
337"Revenge Fantasy"Yael StaavJillian LockeFebruary 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
Jenny gets a promotion, Alice gets revenge, and Frankie gets a look at Val's home life. Kate takes to the streets with a brilliant idea.[11]
348"Girl's Trip"Yael StaavMonica HeiseyFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
Confessions come out of the woodwork when Kate, Anne, Frankie and Val take a memorable trip into the wild.[11]
359"Guns 'n' Deception"Yael StaavKathleen PhillipsFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)
Jenny leans in at work, Kate and Mike turn up the heat, and Frankie opens her heart. Anne takes a client's problems into her own hands.[11]
3610"Creamed"Renuka JeyapalanDaniel Gold, Catherine ReitmanMarch 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
Nathan steps in to help when Kate gets hit with a lawsuit. Elsewhere, Frankie wrestles with Bianca's faith, and Anne and Lionel double down on Alice.[11]
3711"Business Boyz"Renuka JeyapalanRob Baker, Adam CawleyMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
Jenny brings Ian to the office, and Val puts Mel's skills to the test. Anne and Lionel host Brenna's parents for an explosive dinner.[11]
3812"Two Paths"Renuka JeyapalanCatherine ReitmanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
Kate and Mike join forces for a client pitch, and Frankie finds herself playing mediator. Alice makes a desperate choice.[11]
3913"What's It Gonna Be?"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
Kate comes to a fork in the road, Anne learns the truth about Alice, and Ian shows Jenny the light. Val jumps at the chance for love.[11]

Season 4 (2020)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"Charade"Catherine ReitmanCatherine ReitmanFebruary 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)
Kate faces her friends — and their judgement — in the wake of a big decision. With Alice in "activity jail," Anne pitches a parenting book.[11]
412"Black Sheep"Philip SternbergJillian LockeFebruary 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
Frankie makes a bold move that Bianca might not be ready for. Lionel takes his daughter to work, and Kate clashes with Mike over a client.[11]
Guest star: Colin Mochrie
423"The Man in the Mexican Mask"Philip SternbergKathleen PhillipsMarch 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)
A repentant Alice earns back her internship at Kate Foster PR, and Jenny makes an unsettling discovery. Frankie grows suspicious of Sean.[11]
434"No One's Coming"Philip SternbergDaniel GoldMarch 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
Kate confronts Mike, handles a crisis, then hosts a birthday dinner. Anne pushes through writer's block, and Jenny makes a play for equal pay.[11]
445"To Lure a Squirrel"Joyce WongDaniel GoldMarch 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
While Nathan and Kate navigate their new living arrangement, Frankie and Juniper investigate Sean. A furtive search puts Anne's book in jeopardy.[11]
456"Lice"Joyce WongKathleen PhillipsMarch 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
A lice outbreak at camp adds an awkward layer to Kate's "40 Under 40" interview. Alice opens up to Anne, and Frankie hawks a house with a morbid past.[11]
467"Bad Reputation"Joyce WongJillian LockeMarch 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)
Kate balances work and motherhood while Jenny battles backlash at the office. Bianca and Frankie get shocking news at the bank.[11]
478"Charlie and the Weed Factory"Joyce WongCatherine ReitmanApril 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)
As a frantic Kate searches for Charlie, Frankie seizes her chance for revenge. Anne and Lionel make a pivotal decision, and Jenny wins big at work.[11]

Season 5 (2021)[edit]

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Title [12]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [12]
481"The Carlsons Move to Calgary"Mars HorodyskiCatherine ReitmanFebruary 16, 2021 (2021-02-16)
Kate and the gang fly out to visit Anne in Cochrane, only to discover she's made some questionable new friends. Alice meets a cute boy on her first day at school.[11]
492"Mama Mia Meatboy"Mars HorodyskiDaniel GoldFebruary 23, 2021 (2021-02-23)
Kate feels the pressure to land a major new client. Anne's torn between ambition and fitting in. Frankie buys Rhoda a strange new pet.[11]
503"Pleasure Yourself"Aleysa YoungKaren MooreMarch 2, 2021 (2021-03-02)
Anne starts her new job, and Kate leans in to learn from Sloane. Jenny's secret office romance is a little bit different from what she expected.[11]
514"A Rat, Girl"Aleysa YoungDaniel GoldMarch 9, 2021 (2021-03-09)
Frankie hires three new agents to expand her business. Jenny confronts MCP about what he really wants. Kate introduces Anne to Sloane.[11]
525"Mother Knows Breast"Mars HorodyskiJessie GabeMarch 16, 2021 (2021-03-16)
Anne's temper gets in the way of promoting her parenting book. Val's "empty" nest... isn't. And a quick fix at work leaves Kate feeling trapped.[11]
536"Finger in the Butt"Mars HorodyskiLinsey StewartMarch 23, 2021 (2021-03-23)
Anne's television debut goes off the rails. A disaster at work throws Frankie into a funk. Jenny's feelings for MCP might run deeper than she thought.[11]
547"Launch Pad to Trash Hole"Mars HorodyskiKaren MooreMarch 30, 2021 (2021-03-30)
While Anne hides out at Val's, Kate slips on some fancy new boots to make it rain. Frankie takes responsibility for a workplace tragedy.[11]
558"Punch Dad"Aleysa YoungLinsey StewartApril 6, 2021 (2021-04-06)
Kate faces the consequences for her behavior, and Anne's surprised to see Lionel starring in a viral video. Frankie's on a mission to right her wrongs.[11]
569"Blue Angel"Aleysa YoungJessie GabeApril 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)
Anne enrolls Alice in a new school to protect her family's public image. Kate starts to question Sloane's ethics. Jenny gets everything she wants.[11]
5710"Fack"Aleysa YoungDaniel GoldApril 13, 2021 (2021-04-13)
With everything on the line, Kate makes a major sacrifice. Anne gets surprising news. Jenny's lies finally catch up to her.[11]

Season 6 (2022)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
581"Kate Fosters"Yael StaavJessie GabeJanuary 4, 2022 (2022-01-04)
A surprising houseguest shakes up Kate's surroundings and throws off her A game at work. Anne moves back to Toronto.[11]
592"Warm Lunch"Yael StaavDaniel GoldJanuary 11, 2022 (2022-01-11)
A promising book proposal brings Kate and Sloane closer together. Elsewhere, Anne's rebuilding her practice with help from an unlikely co-worker.[11]
603"Bye Bye Goldie"Yael StaavLinsey StewartJanuary 18, 2022 (2022-01-18)
Kate cuts ties with a client, and Sloane takes a step toward motherhood. Lionel looks into his legal options. Jenny and MCP must face the music at work.[11]
614"The Big One"Yael StaavAidan O'LoughlinJanuary 25, 2022 (2022-01-25)
Val asks her friends to plan a day of birthday pampering. But the zen vibe goes off the rails when tension flairs between Anne and Sloane.[11]
625"Jazz Addict"Mars HorodyskiKaren MooreFebruary 1, 2022 (2022-02-01)
Sloane comes to Kate for advice, and Jenny takes matters into her own hands. Anne lets anger get the best of her. Nathan Jr. needs help loosening up.[11]
636"Oh. Ohh. Ohhh."Mars HorodyskiSasha Leigh HenryFebruary 22, 2022 (2022-02-22)
A scrap of paper sends Kate's suspicions into overdrive. Jenny speeds things up, Anne starts anger management, and Sloane has a mind-blowing appointment.[11]
647"Goin' Fishin'"Mars HorodyskiJessie Gabe & Masooma HussainMarch 1, 2022 (2022-03-01)
Anne goes to Cochrane for Lionel's day in court, and Kate helps Nathan bond with his kid. Jenny gets bad news. Sloane has a lunch date at her desk.[11]
658"Poke the Bear"Mars HorodyskiLinsey StewartMarch 8, 2022 (2022-03-08)
Goldie tries to kill Kate and Sloane's book project, Nathan Jr. wonders where he belongs, and Lionel's nightmare is over — or has it only just begun?[11]
669"Buried"Mars HorodyskiEnuka OkumaMarch 15, 2022 (2022-03-15)
Kate meets Charlie's imaginary friend. Jenny confronts a painful reality. Shocking news pushes Anne over the edge. A colleague stabs Sloane in the back.[11]
6710"Bachelorette, But Make it Spooky"Peter HuangKaren MooreMarch 22, 2022 (2022-03-22)
Val books a haunted house for Jenny's bachelorette party. But when an actual threat materializes, the ladies must pull together to protect themselves.[11]
6811"The Break"Yael StaavJessie GabeMarch 29, 2022 (2022-03-29)
A school assembly. Two sick kids. And a public relations crisis. Kate's juggling a lot — but trying to do too much sparks serious consequences.[11]
6912"The Scary Things"Yael StaavDaniel GoldApril 5, 2022 (2022-04-05)
Sloane hits back hard, then lets her guard down. Jenny comes clean to MCP. Anne reminds Kate where she came from. Alice gets in over her head.[11]
7013"Grow If You Want"Yael StaavCatherine ReitmanApril 12, 2022 (2022-04-12)
Kate tries to take a step back, but old habits die hard. Anne opens up and gets real. But are they growing together... or farther apart?[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2018 and 2019 the show was nominated for the International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series.[13]

In 2019, the show received 9 Canadian Screen Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and Best Actress for both show creator Catherine Reitman and Dani Kind. Reitman also received a nomination for Best Direction (for the episode “2005”), while Jann Arden, Amanda Brugel, and Peter Keleghan received recognition for Best Supporting or Guest Actor/Actress.[14]

For the Canadian Screen Awards 2021, the show received a nomination for Best Comedy Series. Sarah McVie and Juno Rinaldi were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy. Ryan Belleville and Peter Keleghan received Best Supporting Actor, Comedy nominations - while Colin Mochrie received a nomination for Best Guest Performance, Comedy. Catherine Reitman received a Best Direction, Comedy nomination, Kristin Fieldhouse a Best Photography, Comedy nomination and Marianna Khoury a Best Picture Editing, Comedy nomination. Both Dani Kind and Reitman were once again nominated for Best Lead Actress, Comedy.[15]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, season 1 has an approval rating of 77% based on reviews from 13 critics.[16]

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."[17]

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."[18]

Regarding the show's fifth season, Cristina Iskander of Tell-Tale TV noted that "as a whole, Workin’ Moms Season 5 is a solid addition to the series... it maintains the general irreverence it’s become known for over the years while allowing for a more serious and somber tone than it’s traditionally had before."[19]

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.
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