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Great News: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on NBC?

14 July 2017 6:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the Peacock Network give fans some good news? Has the Great News TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Great News season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?A sitcom airing on the NBC television network, Great News stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey Wigfield. The series follows 30 year old Katie Wendelson (Heelan). Bright, determined, and resourceful, Katie is a news producer on The Breakdown, a national cable news show out of Secaucus, New Jersey, but feels like her career trajectory has stalled. »

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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Overlooked Shows of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

11 July 2017 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV show airing in 2017 that people may have missed this year? This could be a new show that debuted or a returning show that aired a new season this year.

Allison Keene (@KeeneTV), Collider

There have actually been two “forgotten” shows in 2017 that I’ve stumped for pretty hard. The first is “Hap and Leonard’s” second season, “Mucho Mojo,” on SundanceTV. It’s nearly a sea change from its first season, as it tells a difficult and complicated racial story that’s balanced with its trademark wit and quirky sensibilities. It’s a tale that isn’t being told anywhere else right now — of neglected neighborhoods, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Peak TV Treasure: Netflix's Love

9 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Love

Network | Netflix

Created By | Paul RustLesley Arfin and Judd Apatow

RelatedPeak TV Treasure: IFC’s Brockmire

Number Of Episodes | 22 episodes (10 in Season 1; 12 in Season 2)

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | This dark comedy charts the relationship between chronic self-saboteurs Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Community‘s Gillian Jacobs), who are »

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Love: Season Three; Netflix Casts Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer in Judd Apatow Comedy

23 June 2017 10:11 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Love has some new company. Deadline reports Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer have joined season three of the Netflix TV show.The romantic comedy follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), two seemingly opposite people who begin a relationship. The cast also includes Claudia O’Doherty, Dave Allen, Mike Mitchell, Steve Bannos, Chris Witaske, Chantal Claret, Briga Heelan, and David King.Read More… »

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7 New Shows You May Have Missed That Are Worth Revisiting

8 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the overcrowded TV landscape, it’s easy to fall behind on even favorite shows. This past spring has been particularly overcrowded with must-see series jockeying for awards attention.

But now that the official season has come to a close, that gives some breathing room to check out other series that premiered over the past season. For one reason or another, these shows may have been overlooked or maybe started off on the wrong foot and lost viewers’ attention. It happens. Even TV critics haven’t gotten around to watching some of the best shows due to time constraints and Peak TV.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas You Need to Watch

Here’s a look at seven series that deserve to be revisited this summer:

Anne with an E” (Netflix)

Diehard “Anne of Green Gables’ fans may have been put off by the series’ darker tone, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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7 New Shows You May Have Missed That Are Worth Revisiting

8 June 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the overcrowded TV landscape, it’s easy to fall behind on even favorite shows. This past spring has been particularly overcrowded with must-see series jockeying for awards attention.

But now that the official season has come to a close, that gives some breathing room to check out other series that premiered over the past season. For one reason or another, these shows may have been overlooked or maybe started off on the wrong foot and lost viewers’ attention. It happens. Even TV critics haven’t gotten around to watching some of the best shows due to time constraints and Peak TV.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas You Need to Watch

Here’s a look at seven series that deserve to be revisited this summer:

Anne with an E” (Netflix)

Diehard “Anne of Green Gables’ fans may have been put off by the series’ darker tone, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Sister, Sister: Tia and Tamera Mowry Prepping Sitcom Revival

4 June 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is the world ready for more sibling synchronicity?

In a new interview, Tia Mowry confirms that she and sister Tamera Mowry are attempting to revive Sister, Sister. Unfortunately for the twinning stars of the ‘1990s sitcom, the effort is proving to be something of a struggle.

“We’re looking, right now, for a producer and a writer, someone who can kind of be a leader of the pack in regards to running the show,” Mowry tells Nylon. “I thought people would »

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Briga Heelan and Rene Gube Welcome Daughter Bennet Alejandra

1 June 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Great NewsBriga Heelan is a mom!

The actress and her husband Rene Gube have welcomed their first child, daughter Bennet Alejandra Gube, her rep confirms to People exclusively.

The baby girl was born on Thursday, March 23, measuring 21 inches and weighing 7 lbs., 9 oz.

Heelan posted a funny snap to Instagram in early May: a selfie showing a mark her baby girl left near her collarbone. “My lil baby was suckling on my neck and it was so cute until it was weird,” she captioned the pouting pic.

The 30-year-old new mom’s followers got a glimpse of Bennet on Mother’s Day, »

- Jen Juneau

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Lead Actress in a Comedy

1 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus set a record last year when she won her fifth consecutive Emmy for playing the titular “Veep,” and is a lock for a sixth nomination (if not a win) this year. Only three other former nominees are eligible this year: Tracee Ellis Ross, coming off a Golden Globe win for “Black-ish”; Ellie Kemper, always upbeat on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; and Lily Tomlin, a beloved performer, for “Grace and Frankie.” Tomlin’s co-star, two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda, shouldn’t be counted out of the running, particularly following a third season that may heralded as the show’s best yet. Also returning to some of the best reviews of her career was Lena Dunham for the final season of “Girls.” Throwing an interesting twist into the mix is Allison Janney’s choice to move from supporting to lead for “Mom,” a role that has already won her two trophies. She »

- Variety Staff

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Movie Review – Dean (2017)

31 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dean. 2017

Written and Directed by Demetri Martin.

Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen, Reid Scott, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga, Christine Woods, Briga Heelan, and Peter Scolari

Synopsis:

A comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love, Dean is an NY illustrator who falls hard for an La woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death.

Finding love as a coping mechanism for fighting through the inherent depression saddled with tragic loss is a concept that most viewers of Dean should be able to relate to (it is the debut film from Demetri Martin who is most known for doing standup comedy and his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin) and find something of value in. The direction is a mixed bag of good ideas alongside touches that simply don’t add anything to the experience, »

- Robert Kojder

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Demetri Martin at ‘Dean’ Premiere: ‘I Beat the Odds’

25 May 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Demetri Martin was in a reflective mood at Wednesday night’s Los Angeles premiere at the Arclight Hollywood of his comedy-drama “Dean” — and not just because he was a day away from his 44th birthday.

The screening took place 13 months after the film won the top U.S. feature award at Tribeca and was bought by CBS Films — and six years after he began work on the project, which he produced, directed, wrote and starred in. The shoot took 21 days on an $800,000 budget with another $150,000 in post-production and re-shoots.

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“I feel like I beat the odds, just getting domestic distribution at all,” he said. “The reality of doing a low-budget film hits you pretty hard once you start so by the time I got to Tribeca, all I wanted to do was just not be embarrassed.”

The genesis of “Dean” stems from Martin losing his own »

- Dave McNary

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Great News: Season Two; Tina Fey to Guest on NBC Comedy Series

22 May 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Executive producer Tina Fey will guest star in the second season of her Great News TV show on NBC. The workplace comedy series was renewed for season two, on May 11th. A family sitcom, Great News stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey Wigfield. The NBC series follows 30 year old Katie Wendelson (Heelan), a news producer on The Breakdown, a national cable news show. Wigfield created the comedy and executive produces along with Fey and Robert Carlock. Read More… »

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11 Key Players in Tina Fey's Ever-Expanding TV Universe

19 May 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It helps to be in Tina Fey's world.

The triple-threat writer, actress, and producer is building a bona fide comedy empire, and followers of her prolific body of work have become accustomed to seeing some familiar faces amid the ensembles and guest-starring roles.

Watch: Alec Baldwin Reflects on First Time He 'Fell in Love' With Tina Fey: She Was 'Completely Uninterested in Me'

Following her success on Saturday Night Live, Fey expanded her TV world with 30 Rock, on which she played the flappable sketch show writer Liz Lemon, as well as Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Emmy-winning series starring Ellie Kemper as a woman reclaiming the years she lost spent kidnapped in an underground bunker. (The Netflix series is returning for its third season on Friday, May 19.) And with the 46-year-old comedian's latest series, Great News, the local news comedy created by former 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield and executive produced by Fey currently airing on NBC »

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Peak TV Treasure: Great News

17 May 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Great News

Network | NBC

Created By | Tracey Wigfield

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | Katie Wendelson (Ground Floor‘s Briga Heelan) is an up-and-coming cable news producer whose professional and personal lives collide when her mother (Difficult People’s Andrea Martin) scores an internship on her show, The Breakdown. »

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Great News: Tina Fey Comedy Granted Season 2 by NBC

12 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tina Fey has just received some great news about her new comedy Great News. NBC has renewed the series for a 13-episode second season. Great News follows Katie (Briga Heelan) as she tries to become a new producer while her mother Carol (Andrea Martin) is an intern at the same station after she decides to join the working world. The series also stars Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and John Michael Higgins. Since Great News debuted last month, it has shown somewhat impressive ratings numbers and average 4.3 million viewers for each episode. These numbers are similar to one of ABC’s top comedies Black-ish, which averages 5+ million

Great News: Tina Fey Comedy Granted Season 2 by NBC »

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Great News: Renewed; NBC Orders Season Two of New Comedy

11 May 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Good news for fans of Great News. Today, NBC announced they've renewed the TV show for a second season, Variety reports.From Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy follows Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), an ambitious cable news producer whose mother ends up interning at her workplace. The cast also includes Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey WigfieldRead More… »

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NBC Renews Tina Fey’s ‘Great News’ for Season 2

11 May 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has renewed freshman comedy “Great News” for a second season, Variety has learned. Season 2 will consist of 13 episodes.

Created by Tracey Wigfield, “Great News” hails from executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The sitcom is set in the world of television news, centering around an up-and-coming news producer, played by Briga Heelan, who finds herself dealing with a new intern — her mother, played by Andrea Martin.

The Season 2 renewal comes as only six episodes of the series have aired. The midseason show has been airing twice per week, back-to-back, since its Apr. 25 debut. NBC’s other freshman sitcom “Trial & Error” has also been airing back-to-back double episodes each week, and awaits a decision on its second season, though insiders say a sophomore renewal is expected.

The show has not been a ratings breakout, suffering a drastic decline between weeks 1 and 2. It is currently averaging a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.6 million viewers midway through its »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Great News Renewed for Season 2

11 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This is a really good announcement for fans of a certain new sitcom.

NBC has renewed Great News for Season 2, three weeks into its freshman run of Tuesday twofers.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Season to date, the workplace comedy — starring Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie — is averaging 3.6 million weekly viewers and a 0.9 demo rating — right on par with time slot predecessor Trial & Error (which has not yet been visited by the renewal gods).

RelatedPowerless (Essentially) Cancelled at NBC

Airing two episodes every Tuesday during the 9 o’clock hour, »

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NBC Renews Tina Fey’s ‘Great News’ for Season 2

11 May 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has renewed freshman comedy “Great News” for a 13-episode second season, the network announced Thursday. “Great News” follows Katie (Briga Heelan), an up-and-coming news producer, who finds out her overbearing mom (Andrea Martin) has rejoined the workforce as an intern at the station where Katie works. The cast includes Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie and Horatio Sanz. Read More See Tina Fey's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 1536 “30 Rock” writer Tracey Wigfield serves as writer and executive producer. Fey, Robert Carlock and David Miner »

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