Tuesday, 9 p.m., NBC


News producer Katie (Briga Heelan) discovers her mother (Andrea Martin) has joined her TV station as an intern in this comedy from Tracey Wigfiel, Tina Fey, and Robert Carlock.

What The Critics Say (Metascore 68)

  • Wigfield leads her writers’ room with the same eye for sharp characterization and love of fast-flying gags (be they verbal or sight) as her mentors do. Couple that with a talented cast, and it’s clear to see why Great News is immediately such a winner. — Esther Zuckerman, The A.V. Club
  • Call it 30 Rock Lite, a slightly less subversive television-workplace comedy peopled by loopy eccentrics too goofy to be mean for long. — Glenn Garvin, Reason.com
  • This is an uneven show–a lot of sharp jokes jumbled with dumb ones. You will not feel smarter or hipper for having watched it. Sample it only if you’re in the mood for mindlessness. — Neil Genzlinger, New York Times