|Created by||Catherine Reitman|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||83 (list of episodes)|
|Production company||Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment|
|Original release||January 10, 2017 –|
March 28, 2023
Workin' Moms is a Canadian television sitcom that premiered on CBC Television on January 10, 2017. The show stars Catherine Reitman, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind, Enuka Okuma, and Juno Rinaldi as a group of friends dealing with the challenges of being working mothers. The series is produced by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment, the production company of Reitman and her husband, Philip Sternberg.
In February 2019, in the middle of season 3, the series premiered globally on Netflix. On May 29, 2019, Workin' Moms was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on February 18, 2020. In April 2020, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on February 16, 2021. In June 2021, the series was renewed for a sixth season. which premiered on January 4, 2022. On June 20, 2022, creator Catherine Reitman announced that pre-production had begun on a seventh and final season, which premiered on January 3, 2023.
Set in modern-day Toronto, this dramedy series chronicles the lives of five moms who form unusual friendships through a very insightful, yet provocative "Mommy and Me" class, and on their difficult path of urban motherhood, which is packed with the turmoil of kids, highs and lows, careers, marriage and identity issues, all while attempting to reach the holy grail: a sense of self.
- Catherine Reitman as Kate Foster (née Hoffman), a PR executive and company director, and a mother of two
- Dani Kind as Anne Carlson, Kate's best friend and a mother of two; also, a therapist and aspiring author
- Juno Rinaldi as Frances "Frankie" Coyne, a realtor (seasons 1–5)
- Jessalyn Wanlim as Jennifer "Jenny" Matthews, an IT specialist (seasons 1, 3–7; recurring, season 2)
- Enuka Okuma as Sloane Mitchell, a publishing executive (seasons 6-7; recurring, season 5)
- Sarah McVie as Valerie "Val" Szalinsky, the peppy administrator of Toddler Time, the "Mommy and Me" group that the main characters participate in (seasons 5-7; recurring seasons 1-4)
- Philip Sternberg as Nathan Foster, Kate's husband
- Ryan Belleville as Lionel Carlson, Anne's husband
- Sadie Munroe as Alice Carlson, the elder of Lionel and Anne's two daughters
- Dennis Andres as Ian Matthews, initially Jenny's husband, then ex-husband; also, an aspiring screenwriter and a stay-at-home father (seasons 1–3; recurring season 4)
- Peter Keleghan as Richard Greenwood, Kate's boss
- Nikki Duval as Rosie Phillips
- Kevin Vidal as Maurice "Mo" Daniels
- Raymond Ablack as Ram (season 7)
- Kyle Breitkopf as Nathan Jr. (seasons 6-7)
- Katherine Barrell as Alicia Rutherford (seasons 1-2; guest seasons 4-5)
- Jann Arden as Jane Carlson (seasons 1-4, guest season 5, 7)
- Oluniké Adeliyi as Giselle Bois, Frankie's initial wife (seasons 1-3 and 5, guest season 4)
- Jess Salgueiro as Mean Nanny/Renya (seasons 1–3)
- Novie Edwards as Sheila (season 1)
- Jennifer Pudavick as Gena Morris
- Aviva Mongillo as Juniper, Frankie's very young and naive ex-girlfriend (seasons 2-5, guest season 6)
- Tennille Read as Bianca Thomas, Frankie's new wife (seasons 2-4, guest season 5)
- Donald MacLean Jr. as Forrest Greenwood, Richard's son (seasons 3, guest seasons 4-7)
- Victor Webster as Michael "Mike" Bolinksi, Kate's business partner (season 4, guest season 3)
- Nelu Handa as Jade (season 4-5)
- Jayne Eastwood as Goldie (season 6)
- Teresa Pavlinek as Seedless scientist (season 7)
- Varun Saranga as Chad (seasons 1–2)
- Alden Adair as Marvin Grimes, Jenny's boss (seasons 1–2 and 4)
- Mary Ashton as Sarah Hoffman, Kate's sister (seasons 1–2)
- Dan Aykroyd as Wayne Hoffman, Kate's father (season 1 and 7)
- Amanda Brugel as Sonia (season 2)
- Angela Asher as Dorothy Cutwater (season 2)
- Zachary Bennett as Carl (seasons 1–2)
- Mimi Kuzyk as Eleanor Galperin, Kate's mother
- LaRonn Marzett as Tom (season 3)
- Ann Pirvu as Trish, Mike's partner (season 4)
- Alex Mallari Jr. as Malcolm Cody Patrick, Jenny's new love interest (seasons 4-6)
- Wendy Crewson as Victoria Stromanger, Kate's client in Montreal
- Nadine Djoury as Iris
- Lisa Berry as Natashia
- Erika Swayze as Brenna
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||January 10, 2017||April 4, 2017|
|2||13||December 19, 2017||April 10, 2018|
|3||13||January 10, 2019||March 21, 2019|
|4||8||February 18, 2020||April 7, 2020|
|5||10||February 16, 2021||April 13, 2021|
|6||13||January 4, 2022||April 12, 2022|
|7||13||January 3, 2023||March 28, 2023|
Awards and recognition
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.
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.
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."
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."
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- CBC UNVEILS WINTER 2023 SLATE ACROSS NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURING NEW ORIGINAL STORYTELLING REFLECTING MORE PEOPLE, PLACES AND PERSPECTIVES ACROSS CANADA
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