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Work It

Work It canceledNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Unknown, only two aired (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 3, 2012 – January 10, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Amaury Nolasco, Ben Koldyke, Beth Lacke, Hannah Sullivan, John Carapulo, Kate Reinders, Kirstin Eggers, Rebecca Mader, and Rochelle Aytes.

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TV show description:
Lee Standish (Ben Koldyke) is a quick-witted and likable family man. His best friend is Angel Ortiz (Amaury Nolasco), a hotheaded ladies’ man with a mouth that has no filter. They both used to work at Pontiac — Lee as a top salesman and Angel as head mechanic — until the company went out of business. They’ve both been out of work for a year, benefits are running out, and their job prospects are slim.

Lee, who’s almost broke, discovers that Coreco Pharmaceuticals is looking to hire sales reps — only they want female sales reps. Feeling like he has no other choice, Lee takes a chance and goes into the interview disguised as a woman — and get the job. He and Angel had a deal that, if one of them got a job, he’d help the other. Lee tells Angel what he’s done and Angel ends up getting hired in drag as well, after he volunteers to fix the bosses’ car.

To keep their new jobs, Lee and Angel put aside their macho pride and must learn to navigate their all-female workplace. They work with single mom Kristin (Kirstin Eggers), who used to be the office newbie and is both enthusiastic and naive; Kelly (Kate Reinders), the office party girl; and Grace (Rebecca Mader), the icy regional sales leader who’s convinced there’s something wrong with the new hires. Vanessa (Rochelle Aytes) is their tough but fair boss, and the apple of Angel’s eye.

Not that keeping their secret at work isn’t tough enough but Lee can’t share his feminine secret with his wife Connie (Beth Lacke) or their 14-year-old daughter, Kat (Hannah Sullivan). He tells them that he got a job at the drug company as himself. Connie notices that Lee begins to be more understanding and sensitive to her needs. Connie’s unemployed brother, Brian (John Carapulo), can’t understand why his drinking buddies won’t help him get a job as well.
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Series Finale

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sharon S February 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I grew up with Bosom Buddies but this Work it made Bosom buddies look like a drama! I loved this show! It is so funny! Don`t us heterosexual women have ANY rights left in this world! Bring it back! Why should the homosexuals cry and get their way all the time! Wheres THEIR sense of humor! By not renewing this show your taking away MY civil rights! PUT IT BACK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Coffeemarc February 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

ABC: Seriously, what were you thinking? The promo scared everyone away. I gave it a shot anyway, and oh my GOD no wonder it died after two episodes. What’s really frustrating is that Cougar Town fans think it’s season premiere was delayed because of this awful show?

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Maxi Smith January 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

Thank you again ABC-you’ve cancelled a fantastic show. I must thank you and all the other channels (over the air and cable) now I save save my money for my retirement, and get the sleep, and get more outside exercise that I have not had for more than 10 years since I’ve had to pay to see television. Now that OLTL, AMC, Work It, and Oprah are gone, and I can watch Dr. Oz online, I only have REVENGE (ironic huh ABC) to watch on your quickly diminishing and downward spiraling channel. For years I have been trying to cut down on TV watching but couldn’t because of all the great shows on TV, but you and your fellow channels have helped me solve that problem. Again, thank you so very much.

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