Carol Wendelson’s internship at a chaotic news studio will continue on, at least for a little bit longer, NBC has announced.
Following its premiere back in April, “Great News” has officially been renewed for a 13-episode second season, three more than its 10-episode first. Coming from Tracey Wigfield, the series stars Andrea Martin as the mother to Briga Heelan’s Katie, and who decides to put their relationship to the test when she is hired as an intern at Katie’s broadcast news show. The series also stars Adam Campbell, Nicole Richie, John Michael Higgins, and more. After a long writing career in the industry, it also marked Wigfield’s first time serving as creator on a series.
Premiering in April, the series scored some solid numbers right out the gate with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 but has been on a steady decline ever since. The show’s sixth and latest episode scored a 0.7 this past Tuesday, though it’s not uncommon for a freshman comedy series like this to decrease like that throughout its first season.
Luckily, the series has been on the receiving end of mostly positive critical buzz, and with a strong team of producers behind it, including Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the series is getting another shot at life from the network.
The show will conclude its first season in a few weeks, while word still is out on whether the network will renew its other freshman comedy, “Trial & Error,” though things are looking good for that series as well. Make sure to keep checking back as more updates from NBC and all the other networks regarding the 2017-18 schedule are released.