Great News: Season 1 (2017)

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Great News

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

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Critic Ratings: 33

73%

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User Ratings: 104

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 25, 2017

Cable news producer Katie is horrified when her mom, Carol, gets an internship at The Breakdown; Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2017

Carol worries when Katie volunteers to cover a story involving a bear on the loose; Greg tries to get Chuck and Portia to do some friendly bantering at the end of the show.

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Air date: May 2, 2017

Carol offers to take care of Chuck when cataract surgery forces him to miss a day at work for the first time ever; chaos descends as Greg is forced to say yes to everyone's ideas for the show.

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Air date: May 2, 2017

Katie's secret boyfriend, Trip, is back in town and working at the MMN offices; using a plan she stole from "Days of Our Lives," Carol discovers Katie's covert relationship.

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Air date: May 9, 2017

A huge snowstorm traps everyone in the building overnight; Portia convinces Katie that Chuck's attentions are romantic; Carol steals all of the morning show's wine.

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Air date: May 9, 2017

When Katie gets an opportunity to appear on the air, Carol tries to propel her to fame; Chuck tries to compose a new theme song for the show.

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Air date: May 16, 2017

Carol's curiosity is tested when Chuck asks her to wait for the cable guy at his townhouse; Portia's phone gets hacked.

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Air date: May 16, 2017

Katie secretly investigates a celebrity phone hacking ring behind Greg's back; Chuck finds himself in hot water when Portia accuses him of mansplaining.

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Air date: May 23, 2017

Katie must choose between helping her mom prepare for a midterm or focusing on a hacking story; Greg's grandmother visits.

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Air date: May 23, 2017

When Katie makes a discovery about the story she's been chasing, she enlists Carol and the rest of the staff to help get the story out; Greg struggles to balance his conflicting loyalties.

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Cast & Crew

Briga Heelan
Katie Wendelson

Actor
Andrea Martin
Carol

Actor
Adam Campbell
Greg

Actor
John Michael Higgins
Chuck Pierce

Actor
Horatio Sanz
Justin

Actor
Nicole Richie
Portia

Actor
Ana Gasteyer
Guest Star
Deidre Hall
Guest Star
Tommy Dewey
Trip

Guest Star
Tracey Wigfield
Executive Producer
Tina Fey
Executive Producer
Robert Carlock
Executive Producer
David Miner
Executive Producer
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News & Interviews for Great News: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Great News: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Great News: Season 1

  • Aug 13, 2021
    The show is absolutely hilarious.
  • Oct 08, 2020
    not perfect but funny and loved the characters and dialog. acting was bad but still worth 4 starts, do not watch season 2. just re-watch season 1.
  • Jul 19, 2020
    Amazing and fun show that must return ! Shocking this has not happened. BRING. THIS. BACK.
  • May 20, 2020
    If I could have submitted this review without adding a star nothing would have been marked. I enjoy comedy shows and movies a lot. I never watched the show before and it appeared to be funny. The 1st season/1st show originally started out to be funny. For some reason I kept getting a feeling of racial connotations. I may be wrong, but there seemed to be a little emphasis ar times on, "Black's (African American) and Jews (Jewish). I chose to exit the show because I didn't understand where or how the throw off jokes fitted into the conversations. Usually there is something that would put one in rememberance of something to stimulate a joke. I understand comedy, but there were some obvious throw offs that were inappropriately thrown in.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    One of the best sitcoms this decade!! Cant believe that this show was cancelled!? PLEASE netflix revive this show!
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Lousy. Thats what you need if you only want a one word review. A more verbose explanation of the half star rating would be that its basically the same as 30 Rock, except terrible. The characters and stories are all hold-overs from 30 Rock but the actors are inferior, the writing is worn out, and for some reason they insist on using the "shaky cam" even though this is clearly not a documentary. The jokes are exactly the same type we saw on 30 Rock, so they are already old and stale, but they're also delivered poorly so you can really hate the dialog. Either Tina Fey has nothing left in her or she wasnt allowed to do the kind of series she really wanted. Either way, its a waste of time. Hopefully season 2 is much better.
  • Dec 08, 2019
    The first season of Great News is sometimes very awkward, clunky, and cringe worthy and it does have a style and formula that seems a bit done, but it's easy to watch and it does have its funny moments, quirky characters, and clever lines that kept me coming back for more.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Great News is a good show, but for some reason, the show didn't grab me enough to really like it. Charming characters are a big plus. The writing/jokes are good enough for the show to be enjoyable.
  • Sep 16, 2019
    Great, show that gets even better in season 2
  • Feb 13, 2019
    The first season started okay , I was keen to view because of the Tina Fey credit of producer . However once Tina has made and finished her obligation as having a cameo role the jokes get thinner and thinner. The acting gets more painful and in season 2 I'm trying to force myself to like it. It may be a T.F. production but you can tell it's not created or written by the SNL star. I cut ties about 1/2 way through series 2 but TBH I'd been dozing off during the last couple of episodes. Maybe the yanks might like it better, it's certainly not humour that you have to think about.

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