CMT Greenlights First Scripted Series


CMT will take a stab at the scripted comedy genre next year, greenlighting production o fa scripted comedy titled Working Class.
The half-hour family-oriented sitcom will star Melissa Peterman, host of CMT's top-rated show The Singing Bee, according to the network. Peterman will portray a single blue collar mom who has recently moved her family to a rich suburban neighborhood to try and provide a better life for her kids, while proudly retaining her ‘working class' roots.
The 12-episode series, set to premiere January 2011, will be written and executive produced by Jill Cargerman (Spin City, Las Vegas, Gary Unmarried).
"Working Class is a fantastic series to launch CMT into the sitcom format," said Brad Johnson, senior vice president of development for CMT in a statement. "The combination of Melissa's undeniable likeability and comedic skills and Jill Cargerman's heartfelt, hilarious writing make this an optimistic, domestic comedy that appeals to the entire family."