We’ve got good news, comedy fans. The Great News TV show premieres on NBC, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Check out the series premiere photos, after the jump. Season one of the half-hour sitcom from Tracey Wigfield, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will air in an hourlong block, with back-to-back episodes, each week.
Great News features the cast and crew of the fictional cable news show, The Breakdown. The series stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey Wigfield.
About Great News Season One on NBC
“GREAT NEWS” — Tuesday, April 25 at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on NBC.
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.
Great News Season One Photos | NBC
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