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Two-Week Grace Period Up - ABC-TV Protest Resumes March 8th, 2012

Julio Pabon | Posted 05.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Under the umbrella of "Latinos," Boricuas make up the second largest Latino community in the country, but you would not guess that from the way ABC-TV has been handling this problem with the premier of the sitcom, "Work It" and those insulting words: "I'm Puerto Rican, I would be great at selling drugs."

WATCH: Pro-Tips On Staying Sexy For Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy

Grace Parra is not afraid to take to the streets to learn how to stay sexy. No, not like that. Parra was curious how women of a certain age keep that ...

Which New Sitcom Has Already Been Axed?

Posted 01.14.2012 | TV

After only two episodes, ABC has pulled the plug on its controversial new comedy, "Work It," reports Zap2it. Tuesday night's episode drew only 4.9 ...

'Work It': Where You Should Be Laughing

Mike Ryan | Posted 03.12.2012 | TV
Mike Ryan

I was fascinated by just how often the laugh track is activated, which is a lot. So I tried to put myself in the head of the person who activates the "Work It" laugh track. In the first 10 minutes of the second episode, the laugh track went off 56 (!!!) times.

Of Dresses and Draperies

Robert Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Alberdingk Thijm

Work It has stirred up much controversy in the U.S. How different was the response in the Netherlands to Ollie Hartmoed's Palace of Draperies, a show I wrote and in which a transgender character plays an important part?

Actor Tries To Explain Sitcom Diss Amid Debate About Puerto Rico's Drug Scourge

The Huffington Post | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco says via Twitter that his line suggesting that Puerto Ricans are "great at selling drugs" on the ABC sitcom "Work It...

Was 'Work It' As Bad As We Warned?

Maggie Furlong | Posted 01.04.2012 | TV

"Work It" -- the new ABC cross-dressing comedy that has been pretty unanimously named the early frontrunner for 2012's worst new show -- premiered las...

Six Reasons 'Work It' Is Good For TV

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.04.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

You may have heard that Work It is one of the worst sitcoms of all time. You heard correctly. In fact, if the Metacritic rating for this new show isn't the lowest score ever for a television comedy, I'll be a little disappointed in my fellow TV scribes.

High Praise For The Most Hated New Comedy

Maggie Furlong | Posted 03.04.2012 | TV
Maggie Furlong

When a show is as bad as Work It, and you truly have nothing nice to say about it, it often feels like you should just follow that old adage and not say anything at all. But that's not my job. (Sorry, Mom!)

A Controversial Gender Show Arrives

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

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Midseason TV Preview: What's On And When

Posted 02.18.2012 | TV

Brace yourselves, there is a lot of TV coming your way this winter. And not just any TV, we're talking about top-notch, must-see new shows. From NBC's...

How ABC Can Salvage Work It

Erica Keppler | Posted 02.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Erica Keppler

ABC could draw these two main characters into the transgender community, show the transgender experience through their eyes, include transgender characters played by genuine transgender actors, and make the show the transgender equivalent of Will & Grace.

Work It: ABC's New Low

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

The use of the image of two men in women's clothing at a urinal -- obviously in a men's public restroom -- will only further hate groups' contention that trans-identified women should not be allowed in women's public restrooms.

ABC's 'Work It' Unnecessarily Injurious To Transgender Americans

Joe Solmonese | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Solmonese

Work It is based on the premise that people who were born male but encounter challenges in presenting themselves as women is inherently funny. The problem is that some transgender women may find themselves in this situation.

You're Fired: 'Work It' Doesn't Work

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

LGBT people are only part of a long list of potentially allied minority groups that should be offended by this show: women, single parents, people out of work in this time of economic crisis, people of color, and more should all be cringing.

Work It, ABC's New Show, Condemned by LGBT Groups

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

I believe that images like these only make it more difficult for transgender people to gain full equality, including the important right to access public accommodations appropriate to their gender identity.

Richard Rushfield

The Friends Mafia Takes Over Hollywood

HuffingtonPost.com | Richard Rushfield | Posted 12.19.2011 | TV

Next month, a new sitcom called "Work It," about two out-of-work salesmen who dress up as women to get jobs, will make its debut on ABC. There's nothi...

Work It, ABC's New Sitcom, Laughs at Gender Variance

Emerson Whitney | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

The argument that there's nothing offensive about Work It is circulating the Internet, mostly with reference to the show's "tame" comedy predecessors (e.g., Mrs. Doubtfire). So what's the difference?