NBC Renews 'Good Girls' for Fourth Season After Coronavirus-Shortened Season

NBC renewed Good Girls, the comedy-drama crime series starring Mad Men alum Christina Hendricks and former Parks and Recreation star Retta, for a fourth season. The decision came almost two weeks after the show's third season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. Good Girls has drawn decent ratings for the network, but has proven to be a bigger hit on streaming platforms. The first two seasons are already available on Netflix.

The show's most recent season only included 11 episodes and finished on May 3 because production was put on hold in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports Variety. The show averaged a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.4 million viewers overall in Nielsen Live+7 ratings. NBC confirmed the show's renewal by releasing a short video of the cast and crew celebrating the news from their homes.

Good Girls stars Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman as a group of suburban Michigan mothers who decide to steal from a supermarket to help make ends meet at the beginning of the show. The successful crime gets them deeper into the seedier underworld. The cast also features Reno Wilson, Manny Montanna, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard. The show was created by Jenna Bans, who worked on Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. The studio behind the show is Universal Television.

During a recent interview with The Detroit News, Hendricks made her pitch for another season of the series. "I love series work because I feel that the longer you know a character, the richer a character gets… they become familiar to you," the six-time Emmy nominee said. "Whenever there’s rich history, there’s more to play with every line. To me, it always gets better and better as time goes on, actually."

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Although NBC has not announced its plans for the fall, the peacock network has already renewed several shows for the 2020-2021 TV season. Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU have all been renewed for three more seasons as part of the contract extension signed with producer Dick Wolf. This Is Us was previously renewed for three years as well, with the first of those three airing this season.

The sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore are also coming back next season. Manifest, as well as freshman shows Perfect Harmony, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Indebted and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist are awaiting renewal decisions. Sunnyside was canceled and Bluff City Law is unlikely to be renewed. Blindspot, The Good Place and Will & Grace are not coming back because their series finales aired this season.