News­room an­tics

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For­mer re­al­ity star Ni­cole Richie is sur­pris­ingly good as a smug so­cial-me­dia-savvy TV pre­sen­ter in Great News, a com­edy series set in a news­room. Richie’s char­ac­ter Por­tia hosts a daily news show called The Break­down along­side her older male coun­ter­part Chuck (John Michael Hig­gins). It turns out Por­tia and Chuck, who have noth­ing in com­mon, can’t stand each other. The pair are forced to at­tend a meet­ing to dis­cuss pos­si­ble sub­ject mat­ter for on-cam­era ban­ter. Mean­while, the show’s pro­ducer Katie (Briga Hee­lan), who se­cretly fan­cies the show’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Greg (Adam Camp­bell), must work along­side her bossy mother Carol who has just been hired as an in­tern. Carol is played by An­drea Martin who view­ers may recog­nise as Aunt Voula in the film My Big Fat Greek Wed­ding. Great News was cre­ated by Tracey Wig­field, one of the writ­ers on the hit Mindy Kal­ing com­edy The Mindy Project. Wig­field has a sup­port­ing role on Great News as a weather pre­sen­ter. Look out for ac­tress and co­me­dian Tina Fey, who ap­pears in the sec­ond sea­son as news ex­ec­u­tive Diana St Tropez. If you en­joyed shows like 30 Rock, Parks And Re­cre­ation and The Mindy Project, then Great News should be right up your al­ley. Streams on Net­flix.

Ni­cole Richie

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