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9. “Great News” (NBC)

Starring: Briga Heelan, John Michael Higgins, Andrea Martin, Nicole Richie
Synopsis: A young news producer (Heelan) has to make some work compromises when she learns her mom (Martin) is interning at her TV station.

Why you should watch: You’ll find that many of the titles in this list have amazing creators and producers behind them. This one is no exception. The series is created by Tracy Wigfield, who started as a comedy writer, working on “The Mindy Project” and winning an Emmy for “30 Rock.” In her first creator role, she’s teaming up with her “30 Rock” boss Tina Fey, who serves as executive producer. I’m sure I don’t need to run through the amazing TV projects Fey has been an indelible part of, but I will say she has had major success producing and creating the recent Netflix hit “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” starring Ellie Kemper, along with her co-creator Robert Carlock who also serves as co-executive producer on “Great News.” As the saying goes, In Fey We Trust.
Premiere Date: 2017

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Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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