Working the Engels

In this family comedy created by Katie Ford and Jane Cooper Ford, a family of ne’er-do-wells must band together to keep their
heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving
them a mountain of debt.

The Engels must all go to work running Dad’s storefront law firm,
with one minor problem: daughter Jenna Engel is the only
one who is qualified to practice law. Unfortunately for Jenna, this also
means taking on her eccentric relatives as co-workers. Ceil, the self-absorbed and overly dramatic but fiercely protective
mother works as the firm’s paralegal; Sandy, a former
pill-popper who has never worked a day in her life, is the receptionist
and first line of defense at the firm; and Jimmy, a petty
criminal and bad boy who is utterly devoted to his family, is the firm’s
investigator. Jenna, the youngest sibling and “the good one,” becomes
the unlikely family patriarch, running the law firm and keeping her
crazy family together.

It’s not pretty, but it’s family.


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