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It's Actually Terrible News that Great News Is Canceled at NBC

Another great comedy bites the dust

Megan Vick

Great News is the latest comedy to get the axe in the broadcast networks' annual cancellation bloodbath.

Just one day after Fox shut the door on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (we are still holding out hope that Hulu or someone else saves it from TV show death), NBC called it quits on the Tina Fey-produced Great News.

Like Tina Fey's former NBC comedy 30 Rock, Great News wasn't making headlines because of its stellar ratings, but it was a critically beloved comedy. It's hard to say why NBC passed on another season of Great News, because it's one of the only broadcast networks not shifting back to multi-cam comedy and revivals in wake of Roseanne's mid-season success.

Yes, NBC is leaning hard into the Will & Grace revival, but it also kept single-cam comedies Superstore and The Good Place. The network's new comedies include the Amy Poehler produced I Feel Bad and another series from Parks & Rec's Mike Schur starring Natalie Morales, Abby's.

NBC will release their full fall schedule next week.

Adam Campbell, Great News​

Adam Campbell, Great News

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