August 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1202190199
Season 1 was completley snubbed at the Emmys, but it was still a lot of fun. Will season 2 break through? They’ve made several additions that could land an Emmy nomination.
Reid Scott goes from a news station on veep to a news station on Great News
Tina Fey will also guest star as a wealthy, successful business woman and author that Katie is obsessed with.
The season premieres on September 28, 2017September 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm #1202226174
Very good premiere. Big step up from season 1. Tina Fey is getting an Emmy nomination for this. She was great. John Michael Higgins was once again Emmy worthy.September 29, 2017 at 6:34 am #1202226300
I think that weak ratings (they’re coming, just wait), obscure tv show (it’ll never become a thing, just wait and see), and appearing way too early in the Emmy year (I don’t know how long she’ll be on it), will prevent Tina Fey from being a contender for this. I think she did a great job and I can see her getting more things to do, but I doubt this works out for her as an actress or as a producer (I sadly see this canceled eventually).
Andrea Martin was Emmy worthy last year and in this premiere she showed she will be Emmy worthy again (plus her excellent work on Difficult People). But again, I doubt she’s even a contender.
Nice premiere, some good scenes here and there. The show has potential.September 29, 2017 at 8:27 am #1202226402
I like this show. It’s fun. It’s like more 30 rock. Sure it’s not as good as 30 rock but it as potential to grow and it has the same tone and pacing as 30 rock which makes me like it more. Andrea Martin and John Michael Higgins are terrific and the standouts. Briga Heelan is slowly getting better and better as an actress. When she finally wraps her finger around this role I think she’ll be really good. And Nicole Richie and Tracey Wigfield are great in their small roles. I hope they get more storylines this season.
The cast is so good and the writing is so fun that I think this show has the potential to be the next great thing and if it doesn’t, I’ll still watch to scratch my 30 rock itch.
Also Tina Fey is basically playing the female version of Jack Donaghy and it’s fantastic. I know she’s just a guest start but I hope she stays on as a regular because her role really seems to be the piece of the puzzle needed to make this show great.September 29, 2017 at 9:37 am #1202226497
Yeah, I love this show. NBC treated both this and Trial and Error like dirty secrets last season, airing the episodes pretty quickly and under the radar. I was shocked either show was renewed. But throwing this at the end of a legit comedy night, and having it follow Will & Grace, makes it a lot more visible and I think automatically gives it a better shot at awards recognition than the first season got. It’s sort of a weird tonal pairing with Will & Grace (the best transitional order for that lineup would probably be Will & Grace, Superstore, Great News, The Good Place), but it feels at least like NBC wants people to see and enjoy it.
This episode was good with some really funny moments (the gay veteran dog, the Obama denier, LOL), and Tina Fey was great. A great week for Tracy Wigfield, who was really funny both here and in her guest appearance on The Mindy Project. The show continues to soothe my missing 30 Rock.September 29, 2017 at 12:44 pm #1202226601
It lost half of Will & Grace audience, which is understandable since half of those people who watched W&G probably don’t know what these other NBC shows are and just tuned in for the revival and the first week hype.
But they say it’s still better ratings than what they had last year. Hopefully all 4 shows stick together and at least make a respectable group for the network and they don’t feel the need to cancel it. Specially since Great News goes along better with W&G than the other two shows.October 6, 2017 at 1:00 am #1202231228
Wow this was so funny. The references had me dying. Tina Fey is so good here but this was a knockout for Martin. This season is a lot better than season 1 and its really finding itself. I’m not sure if Fey will be guest eligible but I expect her to be a surefire nominee if she is. She is fantastic here and I suspect she will be able to give this show the stature it needs to get nominations. Nicole Richie was also hilarious. I also loved seeing Dr.Spaceman AKA Jerry appear.October 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm #1202231738
Way way better than the premiere and a whole lot better than Season 1.
You could really REALLY feel the 30 Rock energy more than ever: “statue of liberty’s….anus”, “I’m on the board of instagram, twitter, facebook AND Westworld”. That’s either Tina Fey or her heavy influence on this show and on Wigfield. Loved it all.
Briga Heelan did her best work, Nicole Richie got waaay too much to do (finally) and it was excellent, and Andrea Martin killed it yet again specially during the cold open.
The Bad Blood parody started out great, but it should’ve stayed with Richie alone. Once everybody joined it looked too dorky, like an old person was in charge, specially when Higgins joined and rapped. His style of comedy is so outdated and repetitive that it made the whole thing feel uncool. Sure he can get away with a few lines and moments, but in general, I find him tiresome.
You can tell NBC said to Fey “we’ll keep your show but you have to be in it too”. Good move NBC.October 6, 2017 at 6:07 pm #1202231741
Once this show figures how out make Greg inately funny on his own this show will be a great. That’s the only missing piece of the puzzle bc everyone else is bringing their A game and Greg is such an integral partOctober 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm #1202231750
Stumbled on this episode after “Will &a Grace.” I was more enamored with the supporting cast than the lead actress. So many strong names here with John Michael Higgins, Chris Parnell, Andrea Martin (yassss!), Nicole Richie (who knew), Horatio Sanz, and of course, Tina Fey in this guest role (livingggg for her essentially being the Jack Donaghy of this joint; make her a series regular!). Found the lead more annoying than endearing, but maybe it’s just this isolated episode. Don’t really want to catch up on season 1, but I think I have the ensemble dynamics mostly figured out. I’ll try to stick around awhile longer for Tina Fey.October 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm #1202231767
Stumbled on this episode after “Will &a Grace.” I was more enamored with the supporting cast than the lead actress. So many strong names here with John Michael Higgins, Chris Parnell, Andrea Martin (yassss!), Nicole Richie (who knew), Horatio Sanz, and of course, Tina Fey in this guest role (livingggg for her essentially being the Jack Donaghy of this joint; make her a series regular!). Found the lead more annoying than endearing, but maybe it’s just this isolated episode. Don’t really want to catch up on season 1, but I think I have the ensemble dynamics mostly figured out. I’ll try to stick around awhile longer for Tina Fey.
As a viewer from the beginning of Season 1, I’m sadly with you on Briga Heelan, the lead actress. Admittedly, she probably has the most difficult and thankless role as the somewhat sane, “straight man” of the cast, but she’s never quite won me over. I think she’s growing into the role, though, and never detracts from the antics of the incredible ensemble. I’d definitely catch up on Season 1 and stick with the show if your TV schedule permits!
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.October 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm #1202235975
Tonight’s episode couldn’t have aired at a better time. Did they shuffle the episode order so that this episode could air while Weinstein is in the news?October 15, 2017 at 11:02 am #1202237724
“Moana, my parents named me after the movie”
“Barristers and Decorum”
“In the words of the Cosby jury, duh, I don’t know, more than 60?”
“She gave me these weird paper tickets”
“Is that a Jackson Pollock on the wall?” – “No, the previous CO shot himself”
“Yes Miss St Trapeze”
And of course, The Pervert’s High Five
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