Candidly Nicole star Nicole Richie is making the leap to scripted series, with a regular role on NBC’s upcoming Great News.
The series, written by 30 Rock alum Tracy Wigfield and exec produced by Tina Fey, centers on a mother-daughter relationship put to the test when the mom (Andrea Martin) begins interning at her daughter’s (Briga Heelan) place of work, a cable news network. Richie is taking over the role of Portia, the hip, young co-host of the show within the show, replacing Kimrie Lewis-Davis.
Described as sometimes a shrewd social media genius, while other times a clueless idiot, Portia takes little interest in her older co-host’s (played by John Michael Higgins) vision for a hard-hitting traditional news program.
The role marks Richie’s first series regular role in the scripted realm. And working with Tina Fey and the legendary Andrea Martin, no less! SO EXCITING!
Great News is slated to debut on NBC at midseason. (via E!; photo: Pacific Coast News))