Working Class (TV series)
|Created by||Jill Cargerman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Jill Cargerman|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Production companies||Spoon Size Productions|
The Film Syndicate
|Original release||January 28 –|
April 1, 2011
Working Class is an American television sitcom created by Jill Cargerman, which premiered on CMT on January 28, 2011. The network ordered twelve episodes for the comedy, which was the first scripted series for the network.
On April 11, 2011, CMT cancelled Working Class after only one season, due to low ratings.
According to a press release, "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."
Brian Lowry of Variety panned the series, writing that "On paper, structuring a show around the recession must have felt bold...Ultimately, this is a comedy for people who find Jeff Foxworthy’s material too intellectually demanding."
- Melissa Peterman as Carli Mitchell
- Ed Asner as Hank Greziak
- Steve Kazee as Nick Garrett
- Patrick Fabian as Rob Parker
- Lachlan Buchanan as Scott Mitchell
- Courtney Merritt as Pam Mitchell
- Cameron Castaneda as Will Mitchell
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"The Buddy System"||Rob Schiller||Judd Peaslee & Judd Pillot||January 28, 2011||101||1.2|
|Carli mistakenly hits on her boss while an old friend from high school comes back to fulfill a promise they made to marry each other if they don't find anyone else.|
|2||"Dental Claims"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Regina Hicks||January 28, 2011||102||1.2|
|3||"Sugar Mama"||Rob Schiller||Bill Daly||February 4, 2011||103||N/A|
|Carli's ex-husband visits, bringing gifts for the children. But unbeknownst to Carli, 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||104||N/A|
|5||"Lunch Lady"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Paul Ciancarelli & David Dipietro||February 18, 2011||105||N/A|
|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||106||N/A|
|7||"The Dance"||Rob Schiller||Jill Cagerman||March 4, 2011||107||N/A|
|8||"Wine Pairing"||Lynn M. McCracken||Julie Ann Larson||March 11, 2011||108||N/A|
|9||"B-Day Invasion"||Lynn M. McCracken||Paul Ciancarelli & David DipIetro||March 18, 2011||109||N/A|
|10||"Medieval Woman"||Steve Zuckerman||Judd Peaslee & Judd Pillot||March 25, 2011||110||N/A|
|11||"Short, Then Sweet"||Steve Zuckerman||Jill Cagerman||April 1, 2011||111||N/A|
|12||"Hire Education"||Leonard R. Garner Jr.||Jill Cagerman||April 1, 2011||112||N/A|
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