Great News: Season 2 (2017 - 2018)


Season 2
Great News

Critics Consensus

Great News avoids a sophomore slump thanks to its hilarious cast and the welcome onscreen addition of series creator Tina Fey.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 65
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Air date: Sep 28, 2017
Air date: Oct 5, 2017
Air date: Oct 12, 2017
Air date: Oct 19, 2017
Air date: Oct 26, 2017
Air date: Nov 2, 2017
Air date: Dec 21, 2017
Air date: Dec 21, 2017
Air date: Dec 28, 2017
Air date: Jan 4, 2018
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Season 2 of this comedy series opens with the crew feeling victorious after breaking a big story, which resulted in the exit of their old boss. Now, a new boss has arrived, Diana St. Tropez (Tina Fey), who takes over the show and has big plans to change things up. As a result of her arrival: Katie (Briga Heelan) ponders what is the next step of her career; Carol (Andrea Martin) is vying for a promotion; and Chuck (John Michael Higgins) tries to adapt to the show's new format. Meanwhile, it's not just the crew's work life that is about to change when Katie starts a new relationship, while still having feelings for Greg (Adam Campbell), and Chuck tries to reconcile with his estranged son.

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Critic Reviews for Great News Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

It's a funny show, but it's working through some growing pains, trying to find its voice and figure out its cast chemistry, which, to be fair, it took 30 Rock about a season to do as well.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

There are enough laughs to match the talent involved. The well-utilized cast is charming, the writing a bit sharper, and, oddly enough, the arcs feel more original.

Sep 29, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Great News has the hallmarks of another of those belated Netflix favorites. It's so rocket-paced that it almost demands multiple viewings to catch all the one-liners and oddball cultural references.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

While the writing has its moments of brilliance, as a whole the show feels stagnant.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Most things get significantly better when you add Tina Fey to them. So it makes sense that adding the 30 Rock alum to the Season 2 cast of NBC's Great News takes an already-fun sitcom and elevates it about a bazillion notches.

Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Tina Fey puts a little more juice in her "Great News" (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) by joining the cast as a tough new executive and just like that the series moves from cute to genuinely funny...

Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…

What sets Great News apart - aside from the quality of its writing and its unsung ensemble - is its uncommon sweetness.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Great News has a screwball charm and a flair for rapid-fire jokes, built on a premise that amusingly literalizes the classic sitcom concept of co-workers as family.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

... the show is a fitting successor to the series that appears to have inspired it-fast and funny and appealingly strange, especially now that it's past the scene-setting of Season 1.

Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…

What follows our introductory glimpse at Diana's creepiness is a perfect, not-so-subtle takedown of the way society as a whole treats women who have been preyed upon by their male superiors.

Oct 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Great News: Season 2

  • Nov 27, 2018
    The first season was pretty funny, and I was excited when the second season got released onto Netflix. However, this season tries to make way too many political statements, it falls flat on its face when it tries to be cool and meta, and it suffers from dated reference syndrome. Overall, I couldn’t make it through this season because it was so bad. It was disappointing, cannot recommend.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Slightly funnier than the first season however it is still not an amazing show. Good to kill time and have the odd laugh
  • Oct 22, 2017
    Not as funny as the first season but it was not horrible. I was not that disappointed when it was cancelled but I still loved Andrea Martin.
  • Oct 09, 2017
    Great show that take a little while to hit its stride. Season 2 so far has been freakin' HILARIOUS! I just hope enough people watch and it doesn't get canceled.

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