Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Sitcom on CMT

Today I had the opportunity to preview CMT's new sitcom Working Class. As a child of the 80's, sitcoms occupy a spot in my heart and I always enjoy a quick 30-minute TV laugh. I also enlisted my 15-year old daughter to preview Working Class with me simply because she is a TV junkie.

Working Class stars TV veteran Melissa Peterman ("Reba") and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Ed Asner. Peterman's character, Carli, is a struggling single mom who lives with her brother, her 3 children and works at a grocery deli counter. Asner's character also works at the deli counter and is a likable if not crotchety old guy. The first episode doesn't delve much into the characters' pasts but it's obvious that Carli is a bit of a redneck in a new town of plastic surgery, dogs in a purse and yoga moms.

In the premier episode 'The Buddy System', 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. Working Class is easy to watch, has some good one-liners and has the possibility for some genuine relationship tension and humor; definitely a sitcom that's pure entertainment.
My daughter gave it 4 out of 5 stars and a thumbs up. We will definitely be tuning in for the premiere and second episode.

The premiere airs on CMT January 28 at 8pm EST/PST, followed by a second, all-new episode at 8:30pm.

This CMT preview was made possible by my involvement with the One2One Network.