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Working the Engels is a Canadian-American television sitcom. It premiered on Global on March 12, 2014, and was also a part of NBC's summer schedule, having premiered on July 10, 2014.[1] Produced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment, it marked the first time that U.S. and Canadian broadcasters had collaborated in producing a half-hour network sitcom.[2]

Working the Engels
Created byKatie Ford
Jane Ford
Opening themeOdds Are by Barenaked Ladies
Country of originCanada
United States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12
Executive producer(s)Katie Ford
Jane Ford
Howard Busgang
Tom Nursall
Noreen Halpern
Production company(s)Halfire-CORE Entertainment
Original networkGlobal
Original releaseMarch 12 (2014-03-12) –
August 7, 2014
External links
Official website

The show stars Kacey Rohl as Jenna Engel, a daughter trying to keep her father's law firm running to support her family. The cast also includes Andrea Martin, Azura Skye and Benjamin Arthur.

The series was created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford.[3]

While all 12 episodes aired in Canada, only the first five episodes aired in the U.S. On August 20, 2014, NBC announced that the show had been canceled, and that it had pulled the remaining episodes from the schedule.[4]





No. Title Directed by Written by Canadian air date U.S. air date U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Mel DamskiKatie Ford & Jane Cooper FordMarch 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)July 10, 20142.73[5]
Upon hearing from family lawyer Miles that her recently deceased husband has left her with a $200,000 debt, Ceil Engel considers jumping off a roof to her death. After changing her mind, she falls off the roof anyway, injuring herself. She is visited at the hospital by her children: recovering addict Sandy, ne'er-do-well son Jimmy, and frustrated associate attorney Jenna. When she learns of the family's money problems, Jenna makes the decision to quit her job and restart her father's legal practice, reluctantly employing the assistance of her mom and siblings.
2"Maid Amends"Keith SamplesKatie Ford & Jane Cooper FordMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)July 17, 20142.01[6]
Jenna takes the case of a maid who says she was fired by her female employer under false pretenses. Jimmy complicates the case by sleeping with the opposition, but in doing so, he uncovers something that actually helps Jenna and her client. Elsewhere, Ceil agrees to hold a ceremonial funeral for the "old Ceil", but Sandy, now an ordained minister, wants to make it look like a real funeral in order to attract clients.
3"Jenna's Friend"Jason PriestleyHoward Busgang & Tom NursallMarch 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)July 24, 20142.17[7]
4"Picture Night"James GennRupinder GillApril 2, 2014 (2014-04-02)July 31, 20141.88[8]
5"Meet Irene Horowitz"Jason PriestleyJane Cooper FordApril 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)August 7, 20141.87[9]
6"Jenna's Presentation"Mel DamskiDiane FlacksApril 16, 2014 (2014-04-16)N/AN/A
7"The Crazy Family"Keith SamplesJane Cooper FordApril 23, 2014 (2014-04-23)N/AN/A
8"Jenna vs. The Momfia"James GennFabrizio FlippoApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)N/AN/A
9"The Book Club"Keith SamplesJosh GalMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)N/AN/A
10"Jenna vs. Big Pastry"Keith SamplesJane Cooper FordMay 14, 2014 (2014-05-14)N/AN/A
11"Jenna vs. Big Pastry Part 2"Jason PriestleyHoward BusgangMay 22, 2014 (2014-05-22)N/AN/A
12"Family Therapy"Jason PriestleyKatie Ford & Stephanie KalinerMay 29, 2014 (2014-05-29)N/AN/A


  1. ^ NBC Announces Summer Schedule. SpoilerTV, March 26, 2014
  2. ^ "NBC Orders 12-Episode Andrea Martin Comedy 'Working the Engels'". The Hollywood Reporter, November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "NBC to Co-Produce Canadian Comedy ‘Working the Engels’". Variety, November 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 20, 2014). "'Working the Engels' Canceled by NBC After One Season; Remaining Episodes Yanked from Schedule". Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 11, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up; 'Gang Related' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 21, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 25, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'NY Med' Adjusted Up; 'Gang Related' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 1, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother', 'Rookie Blue' & 'NY Med' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 8, 2014). "Thursday Final Ratings: Final Numbers for 'Big Brother', 'Rookie Blue', 'Welcome to Sweden' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 9, 2014.

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