The premiere episode of CMT's first scripted sitcom Working Class on Jan. 28 was the highest-rated and most-watched series debut in the network's history.
The show earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating and drew 1.2
million total viewers.
starring Melissa Peterman (Reba) and
Ed Asner, follows Carli Mitchell, a single mom who moves her three kids to an
upscale suburb to give them a better life. Reba McEntire will reunite with her
former cast mate in the Feb. 4 episode.
The series is the beginning of a push by CMT into original
programming to try and wake up ratings, much like what sister net TV Land has
done with Hot in Cleveland and this
year's Retired at 35.