Great News: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Great News overcomes its familiar trappings with gently subversive humor and a smart cast of talented, likable actors.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 25, 2017
3
Air date: May 2, 2017
4
Air date: May 2, 2017
5
Air date: May 9, 2017
6
Air date: May 9, 2017
7
Air date: May 16, 2017
8
Air date: May 16, 2017
9
Air date: May 23, 2017
10
Air date: May 23, 2017

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Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) is a news producer who is struggling to stand out amongst her peers because her boss, Greg (Adam Campbell), doesn't seem to believe in her skills. To complicate things further, Katie's overly involved mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), decides to follow her dream and becomes the newest intern on Katie's news program. At first, this mix of work and personal life seems too much for Katie, but when she realizes that Carol is her biggest supporter, she thinks this change might be for the best. Meanwhile, Carol has to use all her parenting skills to deal with Chuck (John Michael Higgins), a veteran and temperamental newsman.

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Critic Reviews for Great News Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (15)

Over the first five episodes, Great News gets more sure-footed and funnier.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…
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Tina Fey will inevitably let down her legions of TV fans with a real stinker. But not yet.

Apr 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Martin steals their scenes together in the early going, but Heelan increasingly holds her own over the course of Great News's 10-episode first season.

Apr 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The series ambles along at its own congenial pace, lighthearted and largely without a care in the world.

Apr 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's just an enjoyable show. I've forgotten how nice that can be. This is just a good sitcom, with a likable cast and funny lines. In 2017, we deserve it.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…
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Great News has likable characters and great writing, and without its occasional mild language and crude humor, it would make for great family viewing.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Great News is a typical comedy that takes no risks, but its charming and without pretensions. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Great News will not only make you laugh some, but will answer some important questions.

Dec 28, 2017 | Full Review…

It makes for easy, but also easily forgettable, watching. This is something you would have on in the background, just like cable news.

Nov 28, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's mildly amusing enough as it begins.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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