6:46pm PT by Philiana Ng
CMT Cancels 'Working Class' Sitcom
CMT has decided not to renew its first scripted sitcom, Working Class, for a second season.
Even though the series will not be continuing, the network still remains open to developing scripted programming. It has two scripted telepics in development, one starring Ricky Schroder and the other with LeAnn Rimes.
CMT issued this statement regarding Working Class: “We have ... made the difficult decision not to pursue another season of Working Class at this time. The cast and crew of this series are truly remarkable and made an indelible mark on the sitcom landscape and amongst us all at CMT.”
Ed Asner and Melissa Peterman starred in the half-hour comedy, which recently ended its freshman season April 1. (Working Class launched in January with 1.2 million tuning in and a 0.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.) Peterman will continue on in CMT’s Singing Bee, which premieres Friday.
A message was posted on the show’s official Facebook page Monday afternoon.