Tina Fey is still devastated about the sitcom “Great News” being cancelled.
Fey, 48, who co-executive produced the show, spoke to The A.V. Club about how she felt when it was over, admitting numerous people have commented on the fact it’s now on Netflix.
She said of the streaming service, “I’m happy it’s there. Anecdotally, I’ve had people email me like, ‘Hey, I just watched this on Netflix and it’s so funny.’ I’m like, ‘I know, right?’ It’s so funny.”
“I’m not going to direct you to compare its ratings to ratings of current shows, but you might want to check it.”
Fey continued, “But yeah, [the cancellation] is a heartbreak because Tracey Wigfield was really firing on all cylinders running that show and that cast were delightful and so funny and we could’ve done that show for seven seasons and it would’ve stayed consistently funny.”
“But it so hard to figure out what counts as a success on broadcast.”
Fey and Robert Carlock also spoke about their series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” during the interview, with the final episodes dropping on Netflix on Friday.
When asked about whether there could be a movie in the future, Carlock insisted: “We knew we wanted these final episodes to feel like an ending. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have more stories we could possibly tell with these people. Netflix told us to to say we’ll keep you posted. That’s the sanctioned answer.”