Work in Progress

Aired: Dec 29, 2019 , Sunday at 23:00 on Showtime

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Episode Summary: Abby navigates public restrooms as a gender non-conforming queer dyke with OCD and pinballs against a cross section of humanity and perspectives at a Dolly Parton concert.
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Work in Progress Season Finale Recap: The Countdown Ends

In the first season finale of Showtime’s Work in Progress, Abby’s countdown comes to an end, just as she’s heading toward a devastating break-up.  Throughout the first season, we’ve seen Abby tick off the days, dropping almond after almond into the trash. Naturally, she got to these final almonds during the season finale. The episode begins with Abby still dealing with the fallout of admitting to Chris that she saw his deadname (and how she kept t... more

'Work in Progress': How Abby McEnany Made the Most Radical Queer Show on TV

Abby McEnany knows there are not a lot of people who look like her on TV. She knew it 30 years ago, when the character of Pat, a chubby nerd whose inscrutable gender was the scene’s only punchline, appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Here, finally, was someone who did look like Abby on TV. There was just one problem: Pat’s sole reason for making it to screen was so that people could laugh at their appearance. Nearly three decades after Pat’s “SNL” ... more

Work in Progress Review: Showtime's Freshman Dramedy Is Tackling Queerness With Heart and Humor

In the first episode of Showtime’s Work in Progress, Abby (played by Abby McEnany) tells her therapist “if things don’t get better” within 180 days, she’s going to end her life. “I’m surrounded by people who are like, full selves,” she monologues, “and I’m like, this building that has been delayed,” an eyesore that’s hard on the other buildings and people that surround it. When there is no response, Abby looks... more


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