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Great News canceled at NBC

Well this is definitely not great news: NBC has canceled the Tracey Wigfield comedy Great News after two seasons. (via Deadline)

Great News starred Briga Heelan as Katie, a news producer at The Breakdown, a fictional news show anchored by the aging Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins) and the millennial Portia Scott-Griffith (Nicole Richie). Katie's work life is thrown for a loop when her overbearing mother Carol (Andrea Martin) gets a job as an intern at her station. Adam Campbell and Horatio Sanz also starred in the series, which was co-executive produced by Tina Fey.

Fey, who had worked with show creator Wigfield on 30 Rock, appeared on the show's second season in a recurring guest starring role. Unfortunately, though, her appearance didn't bring the show a ratings boost, and neither did its Thursday night time slot behind NBC's popular Will and Grace reboot. The series' season two (and now series) finale aired in January.

NBC has renewed most of its comedies going into next season, bringing back The Good Place, Superstore, Will and Grace, and A.P. Bio. (They also picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season after it was canceled by Fox.) On the drama side, the network is bringing back Good Girls, This Is Us, Midnight, Texas, Law and Order: SVU, Blindspot, and the Chicago series (Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire). Other canceled series include Rise, The Brave, The Night Shift, Shades of Blue, and Takenstill awaiting word are The Blacklist, Marlon, Timeless, Trial and Error, and Champions.