Great news! NBC has set a premiere date for their upcoming mother/daughter comedy, Great News.
The sitcom follows Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), an ambitious broadcast news producer whose mom (Andrea Martin) lands an internship at the place where she works. The cast also includes John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Tracey Wigfield, and Horatio Sanz.
Great News premieres on April 25th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Here is NBC’s full description below:
Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That’s a whole different story, and it’s the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show “The Breakdown.” After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol (Andrea Martin) decides that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter’s news show. This is Katie’s worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all.
Sitting in the co-anchor chair at “The Breakdown” is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult-to-please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old-fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie’s closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zen-like advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.
Wigfield, an Emmy Award-winning writer on “30 Rock,” serves as creator and executive producer. Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jack Burditt and David Miner also executive produce. Beth McCarthy-Miller directed the pilot. “Great News” is produced by Little Stranger Inc., Bevel Gears, Big Wig Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment Inc. and Universal Television.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of workplace comedies? Will you watch Great News?