Workin’ Moms, the long-running comedy, will come to an end at the conclusion of its seventh season
The long-running comedy Workin’ Moms will come to an end at the end of its seventh season. The show was conceived by Catherine Reitman, who is also the show’s star and executive producer, and was commissioned and produced by CBC television, which is part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It was broadcast on CBC in Canada and on Netflix in every other country. Working Moms follows a group of working women who meet and become friends at a mommy-and-me parenting group, and together they face the struggle of returning to work while juggling their hectic new lives and the various ups and downs that early parenthood can offer.
Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind, Enuka Okuma, and Juno Rinaldi co-starred alongside Reitman. The seventh season of the sitcom is now under pre-production and will premiere in the spring of 2023. With a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 79 percent (opens in new tab), Workin’ Moms has had a regular run on both CBC and Netflix, and a new season has premiered in the early months of each year since 2017.
Workin’ Moms is in the same boat as Schitt’s Creek for Netflix in that it doesn’t make the show but distributes it in every other country save Reitman and co’s own Canada, leading to a lot of confusion. It also contributes to the show’s budget.
Given Netflix’s funds, management could have easily brought the show in-house, but it’s likely that all parties agree that the show has run its course after seven seasons. Friends or The Big Bang Theory aren’t for everyone. Furthermore, the entire idea of Workin Moms was established around a group of working women from a mommy-and-me parenting group, and children do grow up and reach a point when they can make their own sandwiches.
It’s worth noting that Netflix’s stable of blockbusters includes Schitt’s Creek, Workin Moms, and Grace and Frankie, with soothing comedies that people learn to love as crucial to keeping customers as the huge splashy dramas, so the company will have to find replacements. Maybe CBC, which brought Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms to Netflix, is working on the next big thing. We’ll have to wait and see what happens