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.