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08.02.2019

SHOWTIME ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR COMEDY SERIES 'WORK IN PROGRESS'

New Series Executive Produced By Abby McEnany, Tim Mason And Lilly Wachowski

To Premiere Sunday, December 8 At 11 PM ET/PT 

 

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME

 LOS ANGELES – August 2, 2019 – SHOWTIME has announced that WORK IN PROGRESS, a new half-hour comedy series created by Chicago improv mainstays Abby McEnany and Tim Mason, and co-written by Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix, Sense8), will premiere Sunday, December 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode series is slated to begin production in Chicago later this summer. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour.

A funny and uniquely human comedy, WORK IN PROGRESS  features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago-based performer Karin Anglin co-stars alongside Celeste Pechous, with Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live, Shrill) appearing in a crucial role as herself. Theo Germaine (The Politician) will also appear as a guest star.

WORK IN PROGRESS is executive produced by McEnany, Mason and Wachowski, who also serve as co-showrunners. Lawrence Mattis, Ashley Berns and Josh Adler of Circle of Confusion also serve as executive producers, along with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media (Desus & Mero). Mason also serves as director this season. SHOWTIME acquired the pilot for the series after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival®, where it was an official selection of the Indie Episodic program.

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Jamie Kekejian
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