From a media release:
CBC announced today a 13-episode order ofÂ WORKINâ€™ MOMS, a new original half-hour comedy series created by Catherine Reitman.Â Â Based on her personal experiences with motherhood, Reitman will star in WORKINâ€™ MOMS and will also direct. An alumna of The Groundlings Theatre, Reitman is esteemed both for her work on screen (Itâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Blackish) and off. She recently wrote, directed and starred in 100 episodes of her own YouTube show,Â Breakinâ€™ it Down With Catherine Reitman. Reitmanâ€™s producing partner and husband, Philip Sternberg, will produce with Reitman, through their company Wolf and Rabbit Productions. They are repped by Tina Horwitz of Vanguarde Artists Management Ltd. The series will begin production in Toronto in July 2016, and is slated to debut on CBC in fall 2016.
Can you have it all? For these workinâ€™ mothers, some days you can and some days… not so much. When longtime friends Kate (Reitman) and Anne meet Jenny and Frankie in a judgmental mommiesâ€™ group, the four quickly band together and form an unlikely friendship. While the women might not necessarily have started off as friends, at this criticalÂ moment in their lives they appear to be fighting the same fight: toÂ continue personal growth in the face of challenging relationships,Â insatiable babies, horrific co-workers and lastly, a Mommy and Me class filled toÂ the brim with disapproving mothers. Whether it be rediscovering theirÂ sexuality or merely having the will to stay alive in the face of postpartumÂ depression, these badass women are doing everything they can to make itÂ to the end of each day in one piece.
Additionally, Reitman and Sternberg have another Reitman-penned project in development with the CBC, half-hour scripted comedy series STARTING OVER; a hilarious look at life post-separation. After April discovers her husband has slept with the majority of her friends and boss, her comfortable and predictable life is put into a tailspin. With nowhere else to turn, she moves back home to her impulsive twin sister and lonely father and in a moment of late night desperation enlists an unorthodox life coach named Georgina Stone.