Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that has been recently been added to UK Netflix – Great News

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A New Jersey mom puts her relationship with her daughter to the test when she lands an internship at her new job, which comes with many challenges. – IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

2 season

Characters:

Briga Heelan – Katie Wendelson
Andrea Martin – Carol Wendelson
Adam Campbell – Greg Walsh
Nicole Richie – Portia Scott-Griffith
Horatio Sanz – Justin
John Michael Higgins – Chuck Pierce

 

Trivia

  • Jayma Mays, who plays Greg (Adam Campbell)’s love interest, Cat, in season 2, is married to Campbell in real life.
  • Tina Fey is an executive producer. The show shares a similar comedic tone as her previous series 30 Rock (2006) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), as well and some writers.
  • On May 11, 2018, NBC cancelled the series after two seasons.
  • On May 11, 2017, NBC renewed Great News for a second season of 13 episodes, which premiered on September 28, 2017.
  • Jim Rash also played a character named Fenton on That ’70s Show (1998).
  • On August 26th 2018, Season 1 debuted on Netflix.

 

Clips

 

Cat

 

Early Retirement