Great News is a sitcom television series created and written by Tracey Wigfield, and co-executive produced with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment, Little Stranger and Universal Television. The series premiered from NBC on April 25, 2017 and concluded on May 11, 2018.
On May 11, 2017, NBC renewed Great News for a second season of 13 episodes, which is set to premiere on September 28, 2017. On May 11, 2018, the series formally cancelled after two seasons.
The series, set in the world of television news, follows an up-and-coming news producer who finds herself dealing with a new intern: her mother.
- Briga Heelan as Katie Wendelson
- Andrea Martin as Carol Wendelson
- John Michael Higgins as Chuck Pierce
- Nicole Richie as Portia Scott-Griffith
- Adam Campbell as Greg
- Horatio Sanz as Justin
- Tracey Wigfield as Beth
- Sheaun McKinney as Wayne
- Brad Morris as Gene
- Tina Fey as Diana St. Tropez (Season 2), the new head of the network.
- Vicki Lawrence as Angie Deltaliano
- Sarah Baker as Joyce Vickley
- Ana Gastyer as Kelly
- Rachel Dratch as Mary-Kelly
- Christina Pickles as Mildred Matlock
- Main article: List of Great News episodes
|Season||Episodes||First air date||Last air date|
|Season 1||10||April 25, 2017||May 23, 2017|
|Season 2||13||September 28, 2017||January 25, 2018|
Critical reception Edit
Great News has received positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the series has an approval rating of 76% based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 6.25/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Great News overcomes its familiar trappings with gently subversive humor and a smart cast of talented, likable actors." On Metacritic, the series has a score of 67 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|Season||Timeslot (ET)|| No. of|
|Premiered||Ended||TV season||Rank|| Viewers|
|Date|| Premiere viewers|
|Date|| Finale viewers|
|1||Tuesday 9:00 PM||10||April 25, 2017||5.22||May 23, 2017||3.07||2016–17||#112||4.15|
|2||Thursday 9:30 PM||13||September 25, 2017||5.15||January 25, 2018||2017–18||TBD||TBD|
See also Edit
- 30 Rock (similar to Wigfield and Fey)