‘Good Girls’ Canceled at NBC as Move to Netflix Falls Apart

Jonny Hector

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Good Girls: Why NBC really canceled the show after so many years on the air

Last Friday, NBC reported all the series about the cancellation of the series good girls. The series starring Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman has finally called quits after a successful run of 4 seasons and an average viewing of 1.5 million total viewers. Mae Whitman said that she is still “processing” when she was informed that the show will no longer be broadcasted.

She also posted on her Instagram story with the caption “feel too sad and confused to look at the phone”. She also added “love my pals” and also mentioned that she is forever grateful to her fans for supporting the show.

The show will officially come to an end after networking the last 5 episodes between June and July. The show which is fully produced by NBC universal was the network’s number 2 show on major digital platforms. NBC had also signed an international distribution deal with Netflix at the pilot stage. Due to the Netflix agreement, the global streaming of the show on digital platforms was the only viable option.

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Due to a consistent financial crisis, the studio couldn’t find a way to produce another session. The network has previously cancelled Zoey’s extraordinary playlist and manifests earlier this month.

The linear dud drama has failed to move the series to Netflix because of universal TV asking Netflix for more production costs of the series. However, this plan never came into implementation.

NBC has come under a new executive and management structure which is now overseen by Susan Rovner and Frances Berwick. Bill kerbs and Jenna bans who were the executive producer of the show also acted as co-showrunners of the series.

Since the channel has already cancelled 3 shows consecutively it is all ready for the 2021-22 season with new dramas like La Brea, Ordinary Joe and a limited series The thing about Pam. In other news, the bulk of NBC originals such as Brooklyn 9/9 (the last season), law and order and this is us (also the last season). The channel also renewed the series “manifest”.

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Written and produced by Jenna Bans, the good girls is a series about suburban moms who become frustrated by managing a financial crisis and constantly trying to keep their family happy and end up on a crime spree.

Beth(Christina Hendricks) was struggling to make her own criminal career. Ruby (Retta) is struggling to keep her marriage Alive after a rocky road. Annie(Mae Whitman) is focusing on herself and inner healing and rebuilding her own independence. Hendricks responded to the cancellation by posting a photo on her Instagram account with the caption “well, we gave it our all. We really did. Thank you to our amazing fans through the years for all your passion and support.”

In the first season, the group of friends rob a grocery store. The series uses the concept of dark comedy and is also a female-centric show.

Apparently, season 2 had a budget of 37 million dollars and in season 3 the show surpassed the budget of 43 million dollars. Since there was over budgeting the producers couldn’t keep up with the financial funds and had to call it quits. Another reason which underlies the cancellation of the series is the declining viewership of season 4. The series also starred Reno Wilson, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard.

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The show is termed as low rated but with its well built and passionate cast, the dedicated fans were caught in a frenzy when they were informed about the surprise cancellation of the series.

Good girls air Thursdays at 9 pm on NBC and will have its finale run on July 22, which is a must-watch for all its fans.

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