Global Television Network

Working the Engels

Network: Global Television Network

Broadcast Run: 2014

Broadcast Medium: Television

On June 4th 2013 Global announced that a  new comedy, Working the Engels would be scheduled during mid-season. Working the Engels would come from writers Jane and Katie Ford.

In this  comedy, a family of ne’er-do-wells would  band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passed away, leaving them a mountain of debt.  They would all go to work running Dad’s storefront law firm, with one minor problem – daughter Jenna was the only one of them that was actually a lawyer and qualified to practice. 

The series would be produced by Halfire-CORE Entertainment with Katie Ford, Jane Ford, Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall and Noreen Halpern serving as Executive Producers.

On August 28th 2013 Global announced that popular Canadian comedienne Andrea Martin would star in the series as Celia Engel, the matriarch of the Engel family. The series would start production in the Fall of 2013.  On September 19th, Kacey Rohl was announced as having joined the cast.

On October 28th,  Halfire-CORE Entertainment and Shaw Media announced on behalf of Global that  Benjamin Arthur and Azura Skye had been added to the cast of Working the Engels, on which production had already begun. The series ran on Gloobalk from

On February 11th 2014,  it was announced that the series would debut on NBC on Wednesday March 12th at 9 pm.  Future guest stars would include Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Scott Thompson and Colin Mochrie.  After five episodes, NBC cancelled Working the Engels.  Global ran all twelve episodes between March and May 2014, and then cancelled the series.