Great News: Season 1 Reviews

May 2, 2017
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 1, 2017
Great News is a great opportunity squandered. That sucks.
April 27, 2017
The best bits, however, come more in spite of the TV environment than because of it. And like most of the TV shows that even satirically seek to pull back the curtain... that's about as much good news as Great News can muster.
April 26, 2017
Andrea Martin -- with her big eyes and the way she contorts her mouth -- makes a meal out of reaction shots. Her very oohs and ahhs are like a symphony of funny, and they get glorious play in the big-hearted sitcom Great News.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 25, 2017
You may have trouble figuring out what "fake news" is in the real world, but you'll have no problem figuring out that Great News is pretty funny in the TV world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2017
It has its untaxing pleasures. It would not be a stretch to call it amusing.
Top Critic
April 25, 2017
Over the first five episodes, Great News gets more sure-footed and funnier.
April 25, 2017
Unfortunately, once you get past "it stars Andrea Martin," News doesn't have much to say for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2017
Tina Fey will inevitably let down her legions of TV fans with a real stinker. But not yet.
April 24, 2017
Rather than taking a scathing look at the CNNs or MSNBCs or Fox Newses of the world, the show is a much more gentle tweaking of local news and morning shows.
April 24, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
April 24, 2017
The series ambles along at its own congenial pace, lighthearted and largely without a care in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2017
It's not 30 Rock II. But it is a terrific showcase for Andrea Martin, still funny after all these years.
April 24, 2017
My only major complaint about this show is that I wish there were more of it to watch right this very minute.
April 21, 2017
It has a warm, big ensemble, which begins to feel like a big weird family as the season goes on. In the long view, that's probably exactly what Great News is hoping for.