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Creator/MelissaPeterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''Series/{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Creator/MelissaPeterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''Series/{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), (Creator/PatrickFabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''Series/{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman Creator/MelissaPeterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''Series/{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.


Melissa Peterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') ''Series/{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.


Melissa Peterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman (host of ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), (Creator/EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.



* AndStarring: EdAsner, of course, gets that coveted spot.

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* AndStarring: EdAsner, Creator/EdAsner, of course, gets that coveted spot.


''Working Class'' is a 2011 CMT sitcom, the first scripted program on the schedule. (Okay, the first ''totally'' scripted program.)

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''Working Class'' is a 2011 CMT Creator/{{CMT}} sitcom, the first scripted program on for the schedule. (Okay, the first ''totally'' scripted program.)
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Melissa Peterman (host of ''TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman (host of ''TheSingingBee'' ''Series/TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.


* ActorAllusion: In episode 3, one of Carli's exes ([[TheDukesOfHazzard John Schneider]], but that's not the allusion) shows up with a new rich girlfriend, played by...you guessed it!...RebaMcEntire. The ep puts the two actresses in the opposite roles as their characters on ''{{Reba}}''.
** Back in the first episode, Carli (played by the rather tall Melissa Peterman) mentions that growing up, she acquired the nickname "Blondzilla," a nickname Barbara Jean also had on ''Reba.''



* DawsonCasting: Lachlan Buchanan, who plays Scott, Carli's oldest, was 20 at the time of filming. Courtney Merritt, who plays Pam, Carli's middle child, [[PlayingGertrude was 21]].
* FakeAmerican: Lachlan Buchanan again...he's an Aussie.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Ryan Stiles plays a dentist; Kathy Kinney plays a lunch lady. I guess they had the producers of ''TheDrewCareyShow'' on speed dial?
** Carli later has to try and stop a fight between [[MySoCalledLife Delia Fisher]] and [[MarriedWithChildren Bud Bundy]]...the latter of which was her date for the evening.
* HighSchoolDance: "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Dance]]". Lifted to embarrassing highs as Carli is chaperoning.



* RetroactiveRecognition: After this show, Nick packed up his guitar, moved back east, jumped on the Broadway run of ''{{Once}}'', and now goes by "Tony winner Steve Kazee."

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* RetroactiveRecognition: After this show, Nick packed up his guitar, moved back east, jumped on the Broadway run of ''{{Once}}'', and now goes by "Tony winner Steve Kazee."


* DawsonCasting: Lachlan Buchanan, who plays Scott, Carli's oldest, was 20 at the time of filming. Courtney Merritt, who plays Pam, Carli's middle child, was 21.

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* DawsonCasting: Lachlan Buchanan, who plays Scott, Carli's oldest, was 20 at the time of filming. Courtney Merritt, who plays Pam, Carli's middle child, [[PlayingGertrude was 21.21]].

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* StatuesqueStunner: What Carli imagines herself to be: "All this is worth the climb!"


*** Even when Carli delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to two women who she later realized were his sister and her daughter, he sides with Carli. (The two in question were a RichBitch and a Libby.)

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*** Even when Carli delivers a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to two women who she later realized were his sister and her daughter, he sides with Carli. (The two in question were a RichBitch and a Libby.an AlphaBitch.)


* OneHeadTaller: Inverted with one of Carli's dates, played by David Faustino. [[TinyGuyHugeGirl He's 5'3", she's 5'10"]].

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* OneHeadTaller: Inverted with one of Carli's dates, played by David Faustino. [[TinyGuyHugeGirl He's 5'3", she's 5'10"]]. Justified for him because he just got through a messy divorce with a woman who's shorter than he is.


Melissa Peterman (host of ''TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot lech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.

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Melissa Peterman (host of ''TheSingingBee'' on the same network; best known as Barbara Jean on ''{{Reba}}'') stars as Carli Mitchell, a twice-divorced mother of three trying to make ends meet between her kids and her idiot lech leech of a brother. She works at [[strike:Whole]] [[BlandNameProduct Parker Foods]] with her neighbor, Hank (EdAsner), and her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian), whom she has a crush on.



* AbsenteeActor: Ed Asner's Hank, though billed as a main cast member, has only appeared in about half of the episodes. Justified because it's Ed freakin' Asner.

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* AbsenteeActor: Ed Asner's Hank, though billed as a main cast member, has only appeared in about half of the episodes. Justified because it's Ed freakin' Asner.

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