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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.

PlotEdit

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.

Cast Edit

Great News cast

Main Edit

Recurring Edit

  • 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

Episodes Edit

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

Production Edit

Reception Edit

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".

Ratings Edit

Season Timeslot (ET) No. of
episodes
Premiered Ended TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale viewers
(in millions)
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)

External links Edit