The second season of “Work in Progress” airs tonight, Sunday, August 22, 2021 on Showtime. The second season of “Work in Progress” is, “a half-hour comedy series helmed by Abby McEnany and Lilly Wachowski, picks back up with the character of Abby in the wake of her breakup (and almost out of almonds). Abby, a 46-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke, begrudgingly accepts that she’s too busy to kill herself. In fact, she’s just starting to get her head above water…until a global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces Abby into uncharted territory.” according to Showtime.
Abby McEnany is a self proclaimed, “fat queer dyke” who stars in Showtime’s “Work in Progress.” The show is a comedy focusing on Abby, a 45-year-old temp-worker struggling with OCD and anxiety, who is attempting to figure out her why romantic endeavors never pan out the way she envisions.
Here is an exclusive clip ahead of the premiere:
“Maybe I hope “Work in Progress” will show that there is a place for you. I think that these queer isolated people whether they’re in big cities or small towns. Theres a place for you, people will love you, you will make it out.” says McEnany.
Season 2 premieres August 22, at 11 PM ET/PT
The first season originally aired on Showtime in December 2019. The eight episode series left many viewers wanting more, especially after the cliff-hanger ending of season one. “This season we’re back, obviously we’ve been really isolated, we got delayed a bunch of time which I was actually very happy about. Lily and I did not want to shoot in 2020 there was not enough information. That OCD stuff is real, I didn’t leave the house forever, its just paralyzing. The depression and the OCD and stuff, blah blah blah.” McEnany says throwing her hands in the air.
In season two, Abby is on the hunt for a new therapist, having a incredibly hard time finding anyone who meets her criteria. “Some people say, “Oh I have a problem I need to go to therapy for 6 months, then I’m done.” No. This is a lifelong journey. It’s like people say, “Just find someone to talk to” and it can be so difficult. If you don’t have friends you can ask, and insurance is so shitty, it’s like stabbing darts on a dry board. It’s not just, “Go talk to somebody” its actually a journey.” says McEnany, “I’m a huge proponent of therapy. I had a friend I worked with at Crate and Barrel years ago named Mike, “Hi Mike!” And he was like, “I’m a lifer,” and I was like oh thats a great way to think about it.”
“When I first was exhibiting signs of OCD I was like 5, but in college there was no word for it. It was like 1986 or 87 and I felt like I was going crazy and it was hard to talk about cause like how do you tell someone you can’t stop washing your hands? Like my hands were bloody. I had a hard time throwing stuff out, and I was counting steps, I mean I thought I was going nuts. I was so ashamed of it. And theres nothing to be ashamed about mental illness. It’s a pain in the ass, it’s a real bummer, but it’s nothing to be ashamed about. It’s health.”
Check out an exclusive interview with “Work in Progress” star Abby McEnany.
The finale of Season 2 will be October 10, 2021.