Showtime has renewed acclaimed comedy Work in Progress for a second season, it was announced today.
“We could not be more gratified that both critics and viewers are responding to the spark of creativity and original point of view that blew us away when we first saw the pilot that screened at Sundance last year,” said Jana Winograde, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “We fell in love with Abby at first sight, and are eager to share in the laughter (and tears) that she, Tim and Lilly will undoubtedly evoke in season two.”
From Abby McEnany (Roomies) and Tim Mason (No Other Way to Say It), with Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix) executive producing and co-writing a majority of the episodes, Work in Progress follows 45-year-old self-identifying “fat, queer dyke” Abby (McEnany) as she enters into a life-changing relationship with 22-year-old trans barista Chris (Theo Germaine).
In addition to McEnany and Germaine, Work in Progress stars Karin Anglin (Connect with English), Celeste Pechous (Stranger Than Fiction), and Julia Sweeney (Saturday Night Live).
The series is part of a comedy slate for Showtime that includes Back to Life, On Becoming a God in Central Florida, and Kidding. It’s the second queer-themed series to be renewed today by the premium cable network, the other being L Word sequel series The L Word: Generation Q.
Work in Progress airs Sundays at 11:00 on Showtime. Its season finale is set for January 26th.