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GREAT NEWS
Air Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time Slot: 9:31 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#212) "THE FAST TRACK"
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"GREAT NEWS"

"THE FAST TRACK" ORIGINAL

01/18/2018 (09:31PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : CAROL ATTEMPTS TO MAKE THE MOST OF HER NEW OPPORTUNITY AT "MORNING WINED UP" AND KATIE AND CHUCK TEAM UP - TIM MEADOWS, RACHEL DRATCH AND ANA GASTEYER GUEST STAR - After an explosive fight with her daughter, Carol (Andrea Martin) is excited about her new position at "Morning Wined Up," but is disappointed to realize that the job offers less responsibility than she had hoped. Katie (Briga Heelan) is determined to bring down Fenton Pelt (guest star Jim Rash), the billionaire suing "The Breakdown," despite specific orders from Greg (Adam Campbell) and the network's attorney (guest star Tim Meadows) to leave him alone. When Katie's rousing speech about journalistic integrity fails to inspire anyone but Chuck (John Michael Higgins), who has been suspended from the show, she reluctantly joins forces, only to find that his investigative skills aren't what they used to be. Nicole Richie and Horatio Sanz also star. Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer also guest star. TV-PG L

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GREAT NEWS (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/25/17 - 1/25/18
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (23 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/11/18
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