CMT Greenlights 12 Episodes Of New Melissa Peterman Sitcom
August 10, 2010 at 1:08 PM (PT)
CMT has ordered 12 episodes of its first scripted comedy, a new half-hour-long TV show called “WORKING CLASS,” starring BIG MACHINE comedienne and “THE SINGING BEE” host MELISSA PETERMAN. The show follows a single blue-collar mom who recently moved her family to a rich suburban neighborhood to give them a better life, while retaining her “working class” roots. It will premiere on the network in JANUARY 2011.
CMT SVP/Development BRAD JOHNSON said, “’WORKING CLASS’ is a fantastic series to launch CMT into the sitcom format. The combination of MELISSA’s undeniable likability and comedic skills and JILL CARGERMAN’s heartfelt, hilarious writing make this an optimistic, domestic comedy that appeals to the entire family.”
PETERMAN added, "It's exciting to be a part of CMT's entry into the scripted comedy world and I'm thrilled they are jumping in with me onboard. I loved the show and the character the first time I read the script – it’s funny, smart and the subject matter is relevant and relatable."
For more info, see www.cmt.com.