Saturday, January 22, 2011

New CMT TV Show "Working Class" Premier Episode Review

CMT has a new show called Working Class that premiers next week. Thanks to One2One Network, I was given the opportunity to preview the premier episode "The Buddy System".

Here's a little bit of info about the show:

WORKING CLASS focuses on Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her 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 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.

I found parts of the episode cute, but nothing struck me as hysterically funny. Ed Asner's character doesn't really have any point in the show, other than to be someone designed to make Melissa Peterman's lines seem funnier. It doesn't always work, as some of the things he says are much funnier than things she says. :)

Throughout the season, there are many special guest stars slated to appear in the show, Reba McEntire (country music singer and star of Reba), John Schneider (from The Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville), and Kathy Kinney (Mimi from the Drew Carey Show) to name a few. Kathy Kinney as a lunch lady, that ought to be a hoot!

If you'd like to catch a sneak peek of the new show,
click here to see some clips on CMT.

Working Class premiers Friday,
January 28 at 8PM EST/7 C on CMT.

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