Episodes: 18 (half-hour)
TV show dates: December 8, 2019 — October 10, 2021
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Abby McEnany, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous, and Julia Sweeney.
TV show description:
Created and written by McEnany and Tim Mason, and co-written by Lilly Wachowski, Work in Progress was filmed in Chicago. Abby McEnany (as a fictionalized version of herself) is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.
A finely-crafted cocktail of depression, OCD, queerness, and anxiety, Abby’s life is in a quiet and perpetual crisis, despite her ability to charm those around her with her self-deprecating and endearing personality. When her confident, suburban sister Alison (Anglin) determinedly sets her up with Chris (Theo Germaine), a younger, sexually explorative trans man, things start to radically shift in Abby’s mind in terms of her self-identity and self-worth. This allows her to rethink her choices and even confront actress Julia Sweeney (Sweeney), the woman who “ruined her life”.
With the help of her acerbic best friend, Campbell (Pechous), Abby attempts to navigate her way through modern-day dating, therapy mishaps, rude co-workers, and more.
Episode #18 — I Release You
Abby and Julia venture into uncharted waters; the family throws a party; Abby finds herself ending one relationship just as she begins a new one.
First aired: October 10, 2021.
What do you think? Do you like the Work in Progress TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?