The office comedy will not return for Season 3.
May 11, 2018
There is some not-so-great news today for NBC comedy Great News. The network has opted to cancel the series after two seasons. The word comes as the network is making some last minute decisions on its lineup for the 2018-2019 season.
Executive-produced by Tina Fey, Great News follows an up-and-coming news producer who learns that her overbearing mother has decided to rejoin the workforce as an intern at her TV station. Though not overly excited about this turn events, there ends up being some benefits to having her biggest supporter by her side.
The half-hour series premiered in 2017 as a mid-season entry with a 10-episode run in April and May. While critics enjoyed the show, ratings were mostly modest. The network decided to move the show to its regular fall schedule this season, and while its early ratings weren't bad, audience numbers dwindled over the second-half of its run.
Great News was in the second category. I've been a fan of Andrea Martin for over 30 years. She was over the top in Great News, but still likable.
I also like Briga Heelan a lot. She single handedly carried Undateable (until they dumped her for no good reason) and Ground Floor.
I hope Ms. Heelan gets a new show worthy of her talents.
2 - What?
1 - Great news is Cancelled
2 - Why?
1 - Because........
2 - Oh OK.
1 - No, Great News.