In sitcom Great News 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.
Briga Heelan as Katie
Andrea Martin as Carol
Adam Campbell as Greg
Horatio Sanz as Justin
John Michael Higgins as Chuck Pierce
Nicole Richie as Portia
Sheaun McKinney as Wayne
other cast info
Kimrie Lewis-Davis as Portia (Original Pilot)
key behind the scenes crew
Beth McCarthy-Miller as Director of pilot
David Miner as Executive Producer
Robert Carlock as Executive Producer
Tina Fey as Executive Producer
Tracey Wigfield as Creator/Executive Producer
Tuesday April 25, 2017
network and production companies
NBC – 3 Arts Entertainment – Little Stranger – Universal Television