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Great News closes out the season (and possibly the series) on a positive note

With no renewal from NBC in sight, “Early Retirement” might just represent the last gasp of Great News. Thus, it should come as no major surprise that the episode has some “series finale” qualities to it, like sentimental tributes to certain characters, as well as a happy ending. But while some shows hit the gas with…

Katie and Greg succumb to temptation and Chuck leads a heist on a plot-heavy Great News

As Great News heads into the homestretch, Tracey Wigfield and company chose “Competing Offer” as the episode to introduce the final story arc of the season, which involves a lawsuit against The Breakdown from crazed immortality-obsessed billionaire Fenton Pelt (Jim Rash). Remember the story Greg and Katie broke about…

A double dose of Great News highlights the series at its wacky, warm-hearted best

Though NBC previously said that “Pool Show” was the last Great News episode of the year, the network decided to fill its holiday schedule with not one, but two episodes of the show this week. The first episode, “A Christmas Carol Wendelson,” is their official holiday episode, with all the gags and hallmarks of the…

Hold on to your cowboy hats, evangelicals: John Legend is NBC's Jesus Christ

According to Variety, NBC has found an appropriately big enough star to be the lead in its live presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar, with John Legend signing on to play iconic messiah figure Jesus Christ. In a statement, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said that he’s “overjoyed” to have a “world-class…

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MSNBC cuts ties with Sam Seder after giving in to “alt-right” smear campaign

In a year that has already seen it come under fire for passing on Ronan Farrow’s domino-tumbling exposé of Harvey Weinstein, as well as for letting Matt Lauer run rampant across decades of pay raises, NBC is at last taking a principled stand against media figures who propagate sexual assault—and naturally, completely…

Saturday Night Live quietly scrubs “creepy Safelite guy” sketch from existence

Last month, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch in which Beck Bennett played a Safelite AutoGlass repair tech turned stalker. As the repairman, Bennett meets a teen played by Melissa Villaseñor, and he begins intentionally smashing the windshield of her mother’s minivan in order to keep “coincidentally” bumping into…