From a media release:
NBC TO CO-PRODUCE 12 EPISODES OF COMEDY â€˜WORKING THE ENGELSâ€™
- Production From Halfire-CORE Entertainment and Shaw Media Stars Emmy- and Tony-Winning Comedienne Andrea Martin
NBC has entered a deal to co-produce 12 episodes of the half-hour singlecam comedy â€œWorking the Engelsâ€ from producers Halfire-CORE Entertainment in partnership with Shaw Media.
â€œWorking the Engelsâ€ marks the first time a U.S. and Canadian broadcaster have collaborated to produce a half-hour network comedy.
The series, created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, centers on a family who must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt. The Engels must all go to work running Dadâ€™s storefront law firm, with one minor problem â€” daughter Jenna is the only one who is qualified to practice law.
â€œSCTVâ€ legend and two-time Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin will play Ceil, the overly confident family matriarch. â€œWorking the Engelsâ€ also stars Kacey Rohl (â€œHannibalâ€), Azura Skye (â€œAmerican Horror Storyâ€) and Benjamin Arthur (â€œLess Than Kindâ€).
Martin, who also earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for â€œMy Big Fat Greek Wedding,â€ most recently won a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of â€œPippin.â€
Katie Ford, Jane Ford, Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall and Noreen Halpern serve as executive producers.
â€œWeâ€™re over the moon thrilled to work with NBC and Shaw Media on this series,â€ said Noreen Halpern, President, Halfire-CORE Entertainment. â€œKatie and Jane Ford have created a laugh-out-loud show and weâ€™re delighted to have a comedic legend in Andrea Martin, complemented by a trio of rising stars.â€