Workin’ Moms, the long-running comedy, will come to an end at the conclusion of its seventh season.
The show was commissioned and produced by CBC Television, which is part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and created by Catherine Reitman, who is also the show’s star and executive producer. It aired on CBC in Canada and on Netflix in all other territories around the world.
Workin’ Moms followed a group of working moms who met in a mom and dad group and became friends, and together they face the challenge of returning to work, balancing their hectic new lives and the many ups and downs that early parenthood brings. can bring.
Starring alongside Reitman were Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind, Enuka Okuma and Juno Rinaldi.
Speaking about the decision to end the series after seven seasons, star and creator Reitman said in a statement to Deadline (opens in new tab): “To our amazing fans, doing this show was the ride of my life. Philip and I fell to the ground, on day one of season one, with a three-month-old and a two-year-old, watching as we advanced on a mission: tell the stories of four imperfect mothers who dared to be something beyond their nurseries. Going to work every day, whether in the living room with our brilliant writers, on set with our extraordinary cast or on the job with the best producers and crew in the business, has consolidated me the importance of telling stories that have meaning, surrounded by artisans who understand.”
She continued, “But like any story, there must be an ending. And so, it is with love and gratitude that I am announcing season seven as our final season. Biggest thanks to our partners, CBC and Netflix, for supporting a show that shines a light on the darkest corners of motherhood. For those of you who stopped me on the street to share your love for the show – I see you. I hear you. And I appreciate it. Go get them, moms…”
The show’s seventh season is now in pre-production and will air in spring 2023. A modest critical success with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 79% (opens in new tab)Workin’ Moms has enjoyed a steady run on CBC and Netflix, and starting in 2017, a series has arrived in the first few months of the year each year.
However, next year’s will be the last.
Analysis: A blow to Netflix?
Workin’ Moms is in the same situation as Schitt’s Creek for Netflix as it doesn’t actually make the show but carries it in every other territory except Reitman and Co.’s native Canada, which means a lot of people think about it. It is a Netflix show. He also provides part of the show’s budget.
Given Netflix’s budgets, if the executives had wanted to, they could have just made the show in-house, but it’s likely that all parties will agree that after seven seasons, the show is over. Not every show can be Friends or The Big Bang Theory.
Also, for Workin Moms, the whole premise was built around a group of working moms from a group of mom and me dads, and the kids grow up and there comes a time when they can make their own sandwiches.
It’s worth noting that constant hits like Schitt’s Creek, Workin Moms, and Grace and Frankie are a key part of Netflix’s offering, with comforting comedies that people love just as important to retaining subscribers as big, gaudy dramas, so Netflix will need to find replacements. Perhaps the CBC, which gave Netflix Schitt’s Creek and Workin Moms, is developing the next hit. We’ll have to wait and see…
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