Work in Progress: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)


Season 1
Work in Progress

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As radically hilarious as it is relatably uncomfortable, Work in Progress is a stunning debut from co-creator and star Abby McEnany.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 92

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 8, 2019

Abby begins an existential life evaluation vowing mortal consequences after 180 days. Her therapist checks out mid-session and a first date turns into a confrontation with the woman responsible for ruining her life.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2019

Chris takes Abby to a hip, sex-positive, 'queer wonderland' for their second date.

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Air date: Dec 22, 2019

Chris and Abby have a Bacchanalian day of various meals.

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Air date: Dec 29, 2019

Abby navigates public restrooms at a Dolly Parton concert, and learns about humanity in the process.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2020

A medical emergency brings Abby and Campbell's friendship into focus and Abby reveals her biggest secret to Chris.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2020

Edward and Carol Lynn get married; Danger Zone shares a moment; Abby defies Chris's request.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2020

Having ignored the advice of her friends, Abby finally confesses the truth to Chris after a painting puts her in a trance.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2020

Abby attends Julia's "This American Life" show.

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Critic Reviews for Work in Progress Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

"Work in Progress" isn't very funny, but it has plenty of heart thanks to co-creator Abby McEnany's performance.

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The most radical queer show to ever make its way to television.

Dec 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It seems set to be an altogether warm, wonderful, brave, hilarious show that skimps neither on the comedy nor on the pressing of points of acute and chronic pain.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Work in Progress brings the laughs but it also brings the love.

Feb 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Just tune in. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Feb 10, 2020 | Full Review…

With such a sweet central character, even an "ouch" moment becomes an "ah!" of empathy.

Feb 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With buttery, wry humor, the series digs at the loneliness and isolation one can feel as a queer person under capitalism.

Jan 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Mature comedy is honest, irreverent, and heartfelt.

Jan 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At a time when every series is struggling to stand out and make a mark, Work In Progress does so quietly, beautifully, effortlessly.

Jan 13, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A lot of teachable moments come about so organically on Work in Progress, and I hope that becomes a mainstay.

Dec 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Work in Progress's debut is smart, full of heart, and very funny.

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the most honest and funny shows we've seen all year.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Work in Progress: Season 1

  • Jan 07, 2021
    A very fresh, unique take on LGBTQ+ culture, mental health, and comedy. Totally endearing cast, even when they're in tough situations
  • Apr 19, 2020
    To much personal conflict and just not entertaining.
  • Feb 13, 2020
    There is nothing even mildly entertaining about this series. I watched two episodes and then could no longer stand the torture. I am 100% supportive of LBQT so that is not the problem. If you think being fat and extremely ugly is funny then I guess you've found your show. I don't usually review a show, but I wanted to be one lone wolf. In case you were wondering why you were the only person who did not appreciate this difficult to watch series, I'm here to support your opinion.
  • Feb 13, 2020
    An incredibly sweet show. Cannot help but smile while watching (tho w/ hurtful ending). Looking forward to S2!!
  • Feb 04, 2020
    "I'm so glad they are making a second series. Best TV show I've seen in a long time. #tv #WorkInProgress #Showtime #chicago #Almounds"
  • Feb 02, 2020
    The show is absolutely brilliant!
  • Jan 31, 2020
    This show is amazing. It's hilarious without despairing even as the main character despairs. The characters are real, and funny. The situations are hilarious. The experiences are breathtaking. This is a work of genius.
  • Jan 30, 2020
    Terrible acting by Theo Germaine. The plot is boring. I watched the entire season thinking it would get better, but no such luck.
  • Jan 30, 2020
    Hilarious, honest, and heartwarming. Abby McEnany's is a voice that is really worth hearing.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    Amazing.Great cast and comedic timing.

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