'Work in Progress' Returns to Showtime Aug. 22

Abby McEnany as Abby in Showtime's 'Work in Progress'
Abby McEnany as Abby in Showtime's 'Work in Progress' (Image credit: Adrian S. Burrows/Showtime)

Season two of comedy Work in Progress is back on Showtime Aug. 22. There are 10 episodes, and the first two air on premiere day. 

Abby McEnany stars, and co-created the show, which is based on her life, with Tim Mason. The new season shows Abby in the wake of her breakup. A 46-year-old “self-identified fat, queer dyke,” in Showtime’s words, Abby begrudgingly accepts that she’s too busy to kill herself. She’s starting to get her head above water when a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces her into uncharted territory.

Returning cast are Celeste Pechous as Campbell, Armand Fields as King, Karin Anglin as Alison, Bruce Jarchow as Edward, Theo Germaine as Chris and Julia Sweeney, as herself.

Lilly Wachowski is showrunner and director on Work in Progress. McEnany and Wachowski executive produce with Lawrence Mattis and Josh Adler of Circle of Confusion, Tony Hernandez of JAX Media and Julia Sweeney.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.