Tina Fey and Robert Carlock can do no wrong at NBC.
Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a 13-episode second season of Great News, a half-hour comedy created by former 30 Rock writer/producer Tracey Wigfield and executive produced by Fey and Carlock. The series has been modestly received both critically and in the ratings, seeing a drop to a 0.8 and 0.7 adults 18-49 Live+7 rating following a premiere posting a 1.2.
Great News centers on TV news producer Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) as her workplace world comes crashing down around her when her mom (Andrea Martin) joins the news crew as the new intern. The series also stars Adam Campbell, Nicole Richie, Horatio Sanz (though sadly not as Coco Marx trying to make it in television), and Mentok the Mindtaker himself, John Michael Higgins.
The renewal for Great News puts sibling NBC midseason comedy Trial & Error in an odd spot. The true crime mockumentary, starring John Lithgow, performed slightly better than Great News in the same Tuesday time slot earlier in the year. Considering that Trial & Error wrapped up the Larry Henderson case at the end of season 1, NBC may be hesitant to bring it back in favor of a tried and true formula like Great News.
Great News is produced by Universal TV. Fey, Carlock, and Wigfield executive produce along with David Miner and Beth McCarthy-Miller.