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TV Review: CMT premieres sign-of-the-times sitcom ‘Working Class’ January 28

Country Music Television (CMT) is delving into scripted comedy with its first sitcom, “Working Class,” starring TV veteran Melissa Peterman (“Reba”) and Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Ed Asner (“Mary Tyler Moore,” “Lou Grant”) on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

I was given a chance to watch the season premiere, and this Friday-night sitcom is an adorable, family-friendly and timely sitcom.

“Working Class” follows Carli Mitchell (Peterman), a single mom with two ex-husbands and a rough-and-tumble background, who is trying to give her kids a chance at the good life by moving them to an upscale neighborhood.

Her comic foul is found in her crotchety-old-man of a neighbor, Hank (Asner), whom I can already tell is taking on a father role for Carli as she makes the transition. In the first episode, Carli’s old prom date has returned to town, hundreds of pounds lighter and ready to win Carli’s heart.

But Carli has her eyes on Rob Parker (Patrick Fabian, who has starred in “Saved By The Bell: The College Years,” “Veronica Mars” and a number of other TV shows). Unfortunately, Rob turns out to be her boss at Parker Foods, where Carli works at the deli counter.

This show is great for families and timely as a families try to beat the recession by making the best of what you have. Anyone who’s ever had to stretch dollars to make the milk last a bit longer or the dish soap work as a shampoo will appreciate the little things Carli does for her family to add a touch of working class.

The Friday 8 p.m. time slot makes for some great family entertainment if you’re staying at home with the kids for the evening. Heck, you might even learn a few tips on how to survive the recession!

For more information, visit Working Class at the CMT website.

I have written this post as a member of One2One Network. All opinions are 100% mine. I am not compensated for my work, but I will be eligible to win prizes from CMT and One2One Network.

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