Stars: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Nicole Richie
It’s been three years since one of the greatest TV comedies ever, 30 Rock, ended. Thankfully, former writer Tracey Wigfield gave us Great News in 2017, which feels like 30 Rock calibrated for the post-30 Rock era. The show follows Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan), an up-and-coming news producer who deals with not only the stressful day to day life of producing a news show in 2017, but also her clingy mother (Andrea Martin), who suddenly becomes her newest intern. Great News is very similar to 30 Rock in style and comedy, except it’s centered around a contentious mother-daughter relationship, rendered perfectly in both comedic and dramatic terms thanks to the performances of Martin and Heelan. Nicole Richie is a surprisingly strong part of the cast as well, as the millennial, woke co-anchor of the central news show, who regularly and hilariously butts heads with her older, less woke co-anchor (John Michael Higgins).