NBC has opted to cancel critically praised comedy Great News after two seasons, it was confirmed today.
The only realistic chance that the series had for renewal was NBC cancelling all of its other bubble comedies, so once Glenn Howerton-starrer A.P. Bio snagged a second season on the back of an upscale audience, Great News didn’t have much of an argument left. Not after the series received a surprise renewal last season after disappointing ratings and not after the series was given a Will & Grace lead-in that it failed to take advantage of. NBC signaled its disappointment with the show by airing episodes alone during December and not ordering any type of back order despite a scheduling blackhole in the form of Will & Grace repeats in deep spring.
With the cancellation of Great News, the lone NBC comedy on the bubble is Mindy Kaling’s Champions, which is not expected to continue.
Executive produced by Tina Fey, Great News followed the goings-on at cable news show The Breakdown, with segment producer Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) forced to deal with her mother Carol (Andrea Martin) working as an intern. The series also starred Adam Campbell and Nicole Richie.
The series finale of Great News aired in January on NBC.