Great News

Briga Heeland and Nicole Richie in

GREAT NEWS — “Serial Arsonist” Episode 106 — Pictured: (l-r) Nicole Richie as Portia, Briga Heelan as Katie — (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Andrea Martin in

||: ./’ _/’ ./’ 😐 It’s Carol… the show is really about Carol… it really should be called “Carol…”

Greg with a 4ft warm white fluorescent bulb

I guess this would be one good film use for safety coated fluorescent bulbs.

I am surprised and pleased that NBC decided to bring back “Great News” for season two just six episodes into airing the first!  The move comes right before the 2017 upfronts and is one of a few shining moments amongst a bloodbath.  Renewals, cancellations, pilots picked up, developments terminated.  There’s so many random factors and variations that it’s hard to believe sometimes that good series can get through.  But then among the devastation rises a bright star like “Great News.”

Tracey Wigfield has the chops – she trained under Tina Fey and went on to write with Mindy Kaling.  The downside is I’ve discovered a horrendous guffaw that flows forth from my belly straight out of my face three to four times each episode, but the rest of it is fast, funny and unique.

Matt Warburton, Tracey Wigfield, Ike Barenholtz and Mindy Kaling sit on pretty orange patterned accent chairs on stage during a panel discussion for

Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield hold their Emmy Awards for 30 Rock

Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, winners of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award for “30 Rock,” pose in the press room during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 2013. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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About eriruby

I work in film production in New York. I play the cello and enjoy watching copious amounts of TV.

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