Seven-time Emmy winner Edward Asner is returning to primetime television in CMT's first scripted sitcom, Working Class.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Edward Asner joins Melissa Peterman in the series about a blue-collar single mom who moves her family to a well-to-do suburb. Edward Asner plays her misanthropic neighbor.
"We are thrilled to have the iconic Edward Asner join Melissa Peterman and our entire cast as we launch our first sitcom," said Brad Johnson, senior vp development at CMT. "Asner is synonymous with legendary television, and we know he will bring a classic comedic edge to our fresh family sitcom."
The Working Class cast also includes Steve Kazee, Patrick Fabian, Lachlan Buchahan, Courtney Merritt and Cameron Castaneda.
The 12-episode multicamera series will launch in January.