CMT Greenlights First Scripted Series

Comedy Series To Star Network Personality Peterman
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CMT will take a stab at the scripted comedy genre next year, greenlighting production of a 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."

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