NBC announced its new office comedy series, “Great News,” is set to premiere April 25. It can be hard enough working with your colleagues at times, but what about working with your Mom!? That’s the story for Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) who is a young, smart, and ambitious news producer for the national cable news show “The Breakdown.” Katie’s mom Carol (Andrea Martin) decides after 30 years as a stay-at-home-mom, she’s going to follow her dreams and lands an internship at the show. Initially, Katie thinks she’s living a nightmare, but she soon realizes that with her biggest fan by her side, she and her mom may have success 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,” according to NBC’s press release.
“Great News” add a new hour of comedy to the lineup starting Tuesday, April 25 at 9 pm ET on NBC.
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