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GREAT NEWS
Air Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#101) "PILOT"
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"GREAT NEWS"

"PILOT" ORIGINAL

04/25/2017 (09:00PM - 09:30PM) (Tuesday) : KATIE'S WORK LIFE TAKES A STRANGE AND UNEXPECTED TURN IN THE SERIES PREMIERE - Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing. Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell and Horatio Sanz also star. TV-PG D

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GREAT NEWS (NBC)
Returns Thursday, September 28
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second of 13 episodes) on 5/11/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, December 2016) Getting along with office colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole different story, and it's the headline for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), a smart, ambitious news producer at national cable news show "The Breakdown." After 30 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Carol (Andrea Martin) decides that it's never too late to follow your dreams and lands an internship at her daughter's news show. This is Katie's worst nightmare, until she comes to realize that with her biggest cheerleader at her side, she and her mom both might just make it after all. Sitting in the co-anchor chair at "The Breakdown" is Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins), the blowhard, difficult-to-please news desk veteran. Chuck intimidates everyone on staff except for Carol, who uses her polished mom skills to deal with him. Alongside him is Portia (Nicole Richie), the young, very hip co-host who brings a different perspective to old-fashioned journalism. Leading the news team is Greg (Adam Campbell), the dashing young executive producer. Katie's closest friend at the office is Justin (Horatio Sanz), the laid back video editor who has seen it all and is always more than happy to dole out his zen-like advice. Rounding out the newsroom is Beth (Tracey Wigfield), the creepy resident meteorologist who is far from your stereotypical weather girl.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Campbell as Greg
· Andrea Martin as Carol
· Briga Heelan as Katie
· Horatio Sanz as Justin
· John Michael Higgins as Chuck
· Nicole Richie as Portia
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Kimrie Lewis-Davis as Portia (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Beth McCarthy-Miller as DIR (Pilot)
· David Miner as EP
· Robert Carlock as EP
· Tina Fey as EP
· Tracey Wigfield as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 3 Arts Entertainment
· Little Stranger
· Universal Television