‘Workin’ Moms’ comedy-drama is based on true stories from creator Catherine Reitman's life

‘Workin’ Moms’ comedy-drama is based on true stories from creator Catherine Reitman's life
Catherine Reitman plays Kate Foster on Netflix's ‘Workin’ Moms' (@reitcatou/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘Workin’ Moms’ is a Canadian comedy series that had a long run for five whopping years. The series premiered on CBC in 2017 and has given six seasons of drama to the audience. The sitcom instantly became popular among fans due to its honest, raw, hilarious, refreshing take on motherhood. The relatable storyline shows the life of four women who struggles to maintain balance in their love and professional lives while being mothers. The series is not centered on mothers, its multi-faceted nature ensures that there is something in it for everybody.

Created by Catherine Reitman, the series has crossed over 70 episodes, taking the title of ideal comedy drama. Netflix took the global rights to the series in 2019, and aired the first three seasons in the same, followed by Season 4 added in 2020, Season 5 in 2021, and Season 6 in 2022. Now the seventh and final season is coming out on April 26. Reitman, who made the show, also stars in it as one of the mothers. Wondering if the show is based on her life? Let's find out.


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Is ‘Workin’ Moms' based on the true story of Catherine Reitman?

Yes and No. Catherine Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of ‘Workin’ Moms.' The sitcom is one of those fictional television series that is based on somebody’s real-life experiences. It is not a biography. The writer has taken her personal experiences as a guide while creating the series. The plots are altered to fit them in television format. Nonetheless, some actual events led to its conception. Reitman is the real-life lady on whose experiences the show is based.


Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman in 'Workin' Moms'
Dani Kind and Catherine Reitman in 'Workin' Moms' (@workinmomsnetflix/Instagram)


Catherine Reitman divided her experiences into creative fiction

The Canadian sitcom 'Workin' Moms,' which follows four women juggling their personal and professional lives, features creator Catherine Reitman drawing from her own experiences as a mother, particularly in the first season where she highlights her struggles and successes as a new mother through different characters. One of these characters, Frankie, portrayed by Juno Rinaldi, experiences postpartum depression, while Reitman's character, Kate, does not. According to Reitman, the show's four main characters are based on flawed aspects of her life. The seventh and final season of "Workin' Moms" premiered in Canada in January and will soon be available for a global audience, featuring Reitman, Rinaldi, Enuka Okuma, Jessalyn Wanlim, Dani Kind, and others. The show has gained popularity for its authentic portrayal of modern motherhood.


‘Workin’ Moms' Season 7 will premiere on April 26, 2023, on Netflix.

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