WORKIN’ MOMS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEVENTH SEASON OF THE HIT CBC AND NETFLIX ORIGINAL COMEDY

Jun 20, 2022

Creator, Executive Producer and star, Catherine Reitman, announces season seven will be the series finale

The final season will premiere in Canada on CBC and CBC Gem in winter 2023, followed by its global release on Netflix

Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment announced today that principal photography has begun on the seventh season of the original hit comedy series WORKIN’ MOMS (13x30). Creator and Executive Producer Catherine Reitman (Black-ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), who also stars in the lead role of Kate Foster, also announced this season will be the final season of the series. WORKIN’ MOMS offers an unflinching look at the absurd realities of life as a mom, partner, and friend. The new season, currently shooting in various locations in and around Toronto, will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem in Winter 2023 followed by a global release – everywhere outside Canada – on Netflix.

“To our incredible fans, making this show has been the ride of my life. Philip and I hit the ground, day one of season one, with a three-month old and a two-year-old, watching as we pressed forward on one mission: to tell the stories of four flawed mothers, who dared to be something beyond their nurseries. Going to work every day, whether in the room with our brilliant writers, on set with our extraordinary cast or in post with the best producing team in the business, has cemented in me the importance of telling stories that have meaning, surrounded by artisans who get it,” says Reitman. “But like any story, there must be an ending. And so, it is with love and gratitude that I'm announcing season seven as our final season. The biggest thank you to our partners, CBC and Netflix, for getting behind a show that points a flashlight into the darkest corners of motherhood. To those of you who've stopped me on the street, to share your love of the show - I see you. I hear you. And I thank you. Go get 'em mamas…”

"Over seven remarkable seasons Workin' Moms has brought laughter to audiences the world over while also shining a light on the delicate balance of personal connections - with our children, our partners, our friends and our colleagues - and the internal struggle to maintain a sense of self. The dedicated international fan base and critical acclaim is evidence that Workin' Moms has more than hit the mark," said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports, CBC. "It has been a delight and an honour to partner with Catherine - an immeasurable talent, in front of and behind the camera - Philip, and the incredibly talented Workin' Moms team - this is a series that will undoubtedly continue to connect with audiences for years to come. While it will be bittersweet to say goodbye to these unforgettable characters, we are excited for audiences to watch this brilliant final season."

Picking up where season six left off, WORKIN’ MOMS season seven will see the women confront demons from their past in order to move forward into their future. Motherhood, relationships, and career choices will all be put to the test, as they come to terms with who they once were and where they're each headed. As we bid farewell to Kate, Anne, Sloane, Jenny, and Val, it’s up to each of them to decide the impact they'll leave with their work, the traits they’ll pass on to their children, and ultimately, how much more sh*t they’re willing to take as workin’ moms. 

Reprising their roles are: Dani Kind as Anne; Jessalyn Wanlim as Jenny; Philip Sternberg as Nathan; Ryan Belleville as Lionel; Sarah McVie as Val; Sadie Munroe as Alice; Peter Keleghan as Richard; Nikki Duval as Rosie; and Enuka Okuma as Sloane Mitchell, among other fan favourites.

Catherine Reitman has been recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media with multiple Gracie Awards for WORKIN’ MOMS — in 2021 for Showrunner Fiction, Comedy and in 2020 for Best Lead Actress, Comedy and 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.

WORKIN’ MOMS is executive produced by Catherine Reitman (Black-ish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Philip Sternberg (Workin’ Moms, Six Little McGhees), Jonathan A. Walker (Between, Trailer Park Boys), Tina Horwitz (Workin’ Moms) and Joe Sorge (Wild Yellowstone). This season Jessie Gabe (Mr. D, Being Erica) and Karen Kicak (Mary Kills People, Detention Adventure) are Showrunners and also serve as Executive Producers. Lisa Benedetto (Workin’ Moms) is Co-Executive Producer and Daniel Gold (Workin’ Moms) is supervising producer. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Entertainment, Factual & Sports; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Sandra Picheca is Director, Current Production, Comedy; and Mélanie Lê Phan is Executive in Charge of Production. 

Writers this season include Jessie Gabe, Karen Kicak, Daniel Gold, Aidan O’Loughlin, Masooma Hussain, Linsey Stewart, Enuka Okuma and Catherine Reitman. The Directors are Yael Staav, Vivieno Caldinelli, Dani Kind and Romeo Candido. 

A CBC original series, WORKIN’ MOMS is produced by Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund and Netflix. The series is distributed internationally by Coldsprings Media LLC and represented by Executive Producer Tina Horwitz and her company Vanguarde Artists Management. Nominated for multiple Canadian Screen Awards and two International Emmy® Awards, the series airs in Canada on CBC and streams on CBC Gem, and streams worldwide as a Netflix Original.  

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Twitter: twitter.com/WorkinMoms

Instagram: instagram.com/workinmoms

Facebook: facebook.com/workinmomsTV

 

About Wolf + Rabbit Ent.

Reitman and Sternberg founded Wolf + Rabbit to produce WORKIN’ MOMS. They are represented by Chelsea Radler at WME. 

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

About Netflix 

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For further information please contact: 

Renée Pye – Unit Publicist, WORKIN’ MOMS S7

416 576 6413 

pyerenee@gmail.com

 

Winston Ma – CBC PR

647 327 7408

winston.ma@cbc.ca