Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Show on CMT: Working Class (Review)

I recently got the opportunity to watch a preview of the new sitcom "Working Class" which will premiere on CMT at 8 p.m. EST on Jan 28th - followed by another new episode at 8:30!

"Working Class" 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.
She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only “career” prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he’s also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he’s not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class.

In the episode I watched, Carli’s old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his “spark” with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss. 

I thought this was a really cute show! I just love Melissa Peterman. Her character  was really funny and down to earth. I like how she tried so hard to do the right thing at work and could understand her nervousness in meeting with her boss! Ed Asner was really funny as the grouchy old war vet. The show was humorous and somewhat realistic. this episode did an all right job of setting up the series, and it left a few future plot developments open. 

For more information, check out the Working Class page on

*The One2One Network provided a free pre-view of the show for the purposes of this review. I received no monetary compensation, although I will be entered for a chance to win a CMT prize pack and gift card*


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