Workin' Moms

Workin' Moms
Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Catherine Reitman
Written by
Directed by
  • Catherine Reitman
  • Paul Fox
  • Aleysa Young
Starring
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 47
Production
Production company(s) Wolf & Rabbit Entertainment
Release
Original network CBC Television
Original release January 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

Main

Recurring

Supporting

  • 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

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10) April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)
2 13 December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)
3 13 January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10) March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
4 8 February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18) April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Season 1 (2017)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman January 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)
2 2 "Rules" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
3 3 "Fem Card" Aleysa Young Catherine Reitman January 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
4 4 "Bad Help" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman January 31, 2017 (2017-01-31)
5 5 "Sophie's Choice-ish" Paul Fox Diane Flacks February 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)
6 6 "The Wolf & the Rabbit" Aleysa Young Rebecca Kohler February 14, 2017 (2017-02-14)
7 7 "Phoenix Rising" Aleysa Young Ingrid Haas February 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
8 8 "Hoop Earring" Aleysa Young Karen Moore February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28)
9 9 "Tricky Nipple" Paul Fox Rebecca Kohler March 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
10 10 "The Coxswain" Paul Fox Karen Moore March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)
11 11 "Bye Bye Kate" Paul Fox Rebecca Kohler March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
12 12 "Merde" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)
13 13 "Having It All" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)

Season 2 (2017–18)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "2005" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)
15 2 "Good Mom" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman January 9, 2018 (2018-01-09)
16 3 "The Sign" Paul Fox Catherine Reitman January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)
17 4 "The Holy Hole" Paul Fox Hannah Cheesman & Catherine Reitman January 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)
18 5 "Consent" Molly McGlynn Robby Hoffman & Rebecca Kohler January 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)
19 6 "Shame Spiral" Philip Sternberg Jillian Locke February 6, 2018 (2018-02-06)
20 7 "Retreat" Paul Fox Karen Moore & Kathleen Phillips February 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)
21 8 "Red Handed" Catherine Reitman Rebecca Kohler March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)
22 9 "Spirit Animal" Aleysa Young Karen Moore March 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)
23 10 "Cuck" Aleysa Young Rebecca Kohler March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
24 11 "Trash Panda" Aleysa Young Karen Moore March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)
25 12 "If Women Had to Give Birth" Aleysa Young Catherine Reitman April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
26 13 "Look Back" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)

Season 3 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
27 1 "Birth Daze" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
28 2 "Of Rights And Men" Philip Sternberg Jillian Locke January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10)
29 3 "Daddy's Home" Philip Sternberg Kathleen Phillips January 17, 2019 (2019-01-17)
30 4 "Training Day" Philip Sternberg Monica Heisey January 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)
31 5 "Stand for Something" Philip Sternberg Rob Baker, Adam Cawley January 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)
32 6 "Narls In Charge" Philip Sternberg Daniel Gold, Catherine Reitman February 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)
33 7 "Revenge Fantasy" Yael Staav Jillian Locke February 14, 2019 (2019-02-14)
34 8 "Girl's Trip" Yael Staav Monica Heisey February 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)
35 9 "Guns 'n' Deception" Yael Staav Kathleen Phillips February 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)
36 10 "Creamed" Renuka Jeyapalan Daniel Gold, Catherine Reitman March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)
37 11 "Business Boyz" Renuka Jeyapalan Rob Baker, Adam Cawley March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
38 12 "Two Paths" Renuka Jeyapalan Catherine Reitman March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
39 13 "What's It Gonna Be?" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman March 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)

Season 4 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
40 1 "Charade" Catherine Reitman Catherine Reitman February 18, 2020 (2020-02-18)
41 2 "Black Sheep" Philip Sternberg Jillian Locke February 25, 2020 (2020-02-25)
42 3 "The Man in the Mexican Mask" Philip Sternberg Kathleen Phillips March 3, 2020 (2020-03-03)
43 4 "No One's Coming" Philip Sternberg Daniel Gold March 10, 2020 (2020-03-10)
44 5 "To Lure a Squirrel" Joyce Wong Daniel Gold March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
45 6 "Lice" Joyce Wong Kathleen Phillips March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
46 7 "Bad Reputation" Joyce Wong Jillian Locke March 31, 2020 (2020-03-31)
47 8 "Charlie and the Weed Factory" Joyce Wong Catherine Reitman April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Reception

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

  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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