Six-episode Creator/{{ABC}} "sitcom" about two UsefulNotes/StLouis guys (Lee and Angel) forced to dress as women in order to get jobs as pharmaceutical sales representatives. The reason for this is twofold:
# At least one of them legitimately needs the money. Lee had lost his job ''and'' medical insurance, the latter of which he wasn't aware of until he was suddenly $900 in the red after a recent medical appointment.
# Said pharmaceutical company only hires women because the doctors want to bang them.

...Except Lee gets hired because (s)he knows the products and is a decent sales(wo)man. Yeah. And the "fun" doesn't stop there.

''Work It'' was scheduled to air its "tryout" first season (as a midseason replacement for the similarly-themed ''Man Up!'', which was bashed by critics) from January 3–31, 2012, but was massively panned before and during its brief run. Website/TheFutonCritic took [[http://www.thefutoncritic.com/reviews/2011/06/27/the-futons-first-look-work-it-abc-514110/20110627_workit/ one look]] and bashed it in pretty much every facet (most notably the aforementioned "hired for knowledge" convolution), while IGN [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/01/03/work-it-pilot-review awarded it its first "0" rating since 2005]] and The A.V. Club gave it an "F" (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has their comments and others [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_It_(TV_series) here]]). Audiences clearly didn't like it, either — ABC [[http://www.hitfix.com/articles/abc-yanks-work-it-after-two-airings removed it from the schedule after two episodes]], but not before making excuses.

To say the show was a bomb from conception would [[InsultToRocks inflict undue affront upon bomb makers]]. Nine months after its demise, Matt Schimkowitz of Splitsider [[http://splitsider.com/2012/10/the-short-incredibly-misguided-life-of-work-it/ took a look at the series]]...and pointed out all the reasons ''why'' it didn't work.
----
!!This show provides examples of:
* BrokeTheRatingScale: IGN gave it a 0/10 score, only the [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/1998/01/01/olympic-hockey-nagano-98 third]] [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2005/09/22/daltry-calhoun-2 time]] the site had ever done so.
* DisguisedInDrag: Pretty much the entire ''raison d'ętre'' for the show was to have two guys dressed as women for...some reason.
* IdiotBall: Nobody can tell the main characters are men in drag, despite the fact that they're obviously men in drag.
* OneEpisodeWonder: Alright, fine, it had ''two'' episodes, but in this case it's a wonder it got past one!
----