A ‘REAL HUNGER’ FOR SHOWS LIKE WORKIN’ MOMS, CATHERINE REITMAN SAYS

Show enters its 4th season Tuesday on CBC and CBC Gem

'I think there was a real hunger out there for authentic mother stories,' said Catherine Reitman, whose Workin' Moms show begins its fourth season Tuesday. (Credit: CBC)

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.

LEAVE A REPLY