Workin’ Moms Still Workin’
(September 24, 2020 – Toronto, ON) Yesterday CBC announced the start of production on Season Five of the hit series Workin’ Moms. Production of the 2020 season was cut short due to the dramatic increase in the Covid-19 pandemic and only had eight episodes, previous seasons had thirteen. For 2021, ten 30-minute episodes are planned.
Created by Catherine Reitman and produced by the company she co-founded with her husband Philip Sternberg, Season Five continues to explore the polarizing and unexpected realities of the lives of a group of friends—all working moms—and their partners, as they’ve adjusted to life as parents. They might not be able to have it all, but they’re sure as hell going to try. Production will continue in and around Toronto through late November for a winter 2021 premiere on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
“We are beyond grateful to be back in production, particularly given the unusual circumstances we are living in,” said Reitman. “The response to Workin’ Moms around the world has been truly touching and we’ve never felt more motivated to provide our audience with some laughter and escape.”
Earlier this month, Reitman was recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media with two Gracie Awards for Workin’ Moms, one for Best Lead Actress, Comedy and one for Best Direction, Comedy. The Gracies® are named after media pioneer Gracie Allen, who embodied the character of the awards, and recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media.
Returning cast include Dani Kind as Anne; Juno Rinaldi as Frankie; Jessalyn Wanlim as Jenny; Philip Sternberg as Nathan; Ryan Belleville as Lionel; Olunike Adeliyi as Giselle; Sarah McVie as Val; Katherine Barrell as Alicia; Sadie Munroe as Alice; Alex Mallari Jr. as MCP; Mimi Kuzyk as Eleanor; and Peter Keleghan as Richard, among other fan favourites. Joining the ensemble cast this season is Enuka Okuma (Impulse, Caught, Rookie Blue) as razor-sharp publishing executive Sloane Mitchell. Click here to see more about the cast and crew of Workin’ Moms.
Nominated for multiple Canadian Screen Awards and two International Emmy® Awards, Workin’ Moms is produced for the CBC by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund. The series is distributed internationally by Coldsprings Media LLC.