Some six years ago, when Catherine Reitman was creating her CBC comedy series Workin’ Moms, she didn’t see anything else like it on TV.
“What existed was a very, I believed, one-dimensional portrayal of what it was to be a working mother,” Reitman said, in a recent interview.
“I remember watching Homeland, and it was like the B-story. Like, Carrie also has this kid that she has to worry about, but it’s nowhere near as sexy and exciting as her job counteracting terrorism.”
But that’s changed.
As the Toronto-shot Workin’ Moms enters its fourth season Tuesday on CBC and CBC Gem, featuring a group of mothers balancing their careers and families, Reitman notes several similar shows have cropped up in recent years.