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Great News: Season 1 (2017)




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


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A mother interns at her daughter's workplace, a cable-news network, in this comedy that explores mother-daughter relationships.


Briga Heelan
as Katie Wendelson
Rachel Dratch
as Mary Kelly
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Over the first five episodes, Great News gets more sure-footed and funnier.

April 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.

April 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.

April 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.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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…

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

December 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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