Working Class

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.0  (194)

Working Class is a sitcom that aired on CMT in 2011, starring Melissa Peterman as Carli Mitchell, a single mom from a blue-collar family who is trying to make ends meet and provide for her family. The show is set in a small town in Missouri and follows the day-to-day struggles of a working-class family.

Carli is a widow who works as a bartender at O'Neills, a local bar, and also attends night school to earn her GED. Her son, Scott (played by Noah Crawford), is a high school student who works at the same bar as a busboy, while her daughter, Pam (played by Edie McClurg), is a stay-at-home mom who lives with them along with her young son, Tyler.

The show revolves around the interactions between Carli and her family, as well as her co-workers at the bar. Steve Kazee plays the role of Nick Garrett, a wealthy businessman who comes from the city and buys the local factory in town. He takes a liking to Carli and they start dating.

Other recurring characters on the show include Hank Greziak (played by Steve Bridges), Carli's boss at the bar, who never fails to make inappropriate comments; Robyn (played by Rebecca Creskoff), Nick's assistant who also develops a romantic interest in Hank; and Maura (played by Courtney Merritt), Scott's girlfriend who comes from a wealthy family and often clashes with Carli.

The show tackles various themes such as family, love, friendships, and work ethics. Carli is a strong and resilient character who works hard to provide for her family and do what's best for them. She also values her friendships and is fiercely protective of her loved ones.

Working Class was well-received by audiences and critics alike, with praise for its relatable characters and realistic portrayal of working-class life. Melissa Peterman's performance as Carli was particularly praised, with many noting her comedic timing and ability to convey both the humorous and emotional aspects of the character.

Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after only one season due to low ratings. Despite this, Working Class remains a beloved sitcom with a passionate fan base who appreciate its heartfelt humor and relatable characters.

In conclusion, Working Class is a sitcom that follows the struggles of a working-class family in a small town in Missouri. The show tackles various themes such as family, love, friendships, and work ethics, with a strong and resilient lead character in Carli Mitchell, played by Melissa Peterman. Although it was cancelled after one season, Working Class remains a fan favorite for its relatable characters and humorous yet emotional portrayal of working-class life.

Working Class is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on January 28, 2011.

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Hire Education
12. Hire Education
April 1, 2011
In an effort to improve her children's education, Carli moves to an upscale suburb but discovers that her son is embarrassed by her deli job at the local grocery store.
Short, then Sweet
11. Short, then Sweet
April 1, 2011
Carli brings an Internet date to Rob's housewarming party in an effort to prove something. Special guest David Faustino.
Medieval Woman
10. Medieval Woman
March 25, 2011
Carli gets more than expected at a renaissance faire.
B-Day Invasion
9. B-Day Invasion
March 18, 2011
Carli's ex-Marine neighbor, Hank, intervenes during a fight between Carli and her brother, Nick, and offers to organize Will's birthday party.
Wine Pairing
8. Wine Pairing
March 11, 2011
Carli's boss, Rob, takes her to an educational wine expo, but Carli wants more than just friendship.
The Dance
7. The Dance
March 4, 2011
As a chaperone at her daughter's school dance, Carli realizes she must avoid flirting with her boss to uphold her daughter's reputation.
Pay Back
6. Pay Back
February 25, 2011
Scott's poor work ethic at Parker Foods threatens to ruin Carli's much-anticipated spa night.
Lunch Lady
5. Lunch Lady
February 18, 2011
Carli's demonstration in non-judgmental behavior backfires when she invites her kids' obscene lunch lady to dinner.
Eye For An Eye
4. Eye For An Eye
February 11, 2011
When Carli and her neighbor Hank clash, she decides to get to the bottom of the disturbing rumors about him.
Sugar Mama
3. Sugar Mama
February 4, 2011
Carli feels threatened when her ex-husband's new "sugar mama" tries to win the kids over by buying them expensive gifts.
Dental Claims
2. Dental Claims
January 28, 2011
Carli dates her lovesick dentist in the hopes of reducing Scott's dental bill, while Nick uses Will's play date to hook up with a hot mom.
The Buddy System
1. The Buddy System
January 28, 2011
In the series premiere of Working Class, Carli's old flame from high school in hopes of re-igniting his "spark" with Carli.
Where to Watch Working Class
Working Class is available for streaming on the CMT website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Working Class on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 28, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (194)