Red-Carpet Slideshow: New Showtime Network Series is Filmed-in-Chicago ‘Work in Progress'

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Cast member Celeste Pechous of ‘Work in Progress.’

CHICAGO – One of the latest diversity-oriented TV series is “Work in Progress,’ which premiered on the Showtime Network on December 8th, 2019. The show was created by Chicago improv artists Tim Mason and Abby McEnany, who portrays a fictionalized version of herself. The cast who walked the Red Carpet at the AMC River East Theatre on December 6th, 2019, included McEnany, Julia Sweeney, Karin Anglin and Celeste Pechous, as well as special guest star Theo Germaine (“The Politician”).

“Work in Progress” is co-written by Lily Wachowski (“The Matrix”), and is a funny and uniquely human comedy. The eight episode half-hour comedy series features McEnany as a 45-year-old “fat, queer dyke” (self identified) whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.

Photographer Joe Arce of was on the red carpet at the AMC River East, and took photos of the following actors for “Work in Progress.”

  1. WORKINPROG1: Co-creator and featured actor Abby McEnany of ‘Work in Progress.’
  2. WORKINPROG2: Abby McEnany and Julia Sweeney of ‘Work in Progress.’
  3. WORKINPROG3: Special Guest Star Theo Germaine of ‘Work in Progress.’
  4. WORKINPROG4: Cast member Karen Anglin of ‘Work in Progress.’
  5. WORKINPROG5: Cast member Celeste Pechous of ‘Work in Progress.’

The second episode of “Work in Progress” is Sunday, December 16th at 11pm EST/10pm CST, on the Showtime Network or digital app. Click here for more information on the series. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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