Good Girls season 3 renewal official at NBC; how it happened

Good GirlsIf you love Good Girls on NBC, consider this to be some VERY good news — you will be seeing more of the dramedy on the air!

Today, the network went ahead and formally gave a green light to the Retta – Mae Whitman – Christina Hendricks series for a season 3, even in the midst of a season 2 that is down a decent margin versus what we had from the show the first time around. So how did this renewal happen? There seem to have been three separate components to it.

1. DVR viewership – The show has done a very good job of getting people to check it out after the fact.

2. Streaming / digital performance – This is becoming more and more important, especially since networks are getting a little bit smarter when it comes to monetizing their shows away from traditional network broadcasting. The more that they do this, the better off many of your favorites will be.

3. Ownership – This is perhaps the biggest reason why one low-rated show in live viewers gets a pickup when others do not. Because NBC has a sizable stake in Good Girls, they don’t have to split the rewards with anyone else. That makes it easier for them to profit and continue to profit from the series in the weeks to come.

In a statement confirming the season 3 renewal news, here is what Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming at over at NBC Entertainment, had to say:

“We’re so excited to continue following the friendship and adventures of these three incredible women while also exploring relatable issues in both funny and surprising ways … Congratulations to [executive producer] Jenna Bans, and our amazing writers, cast and crew who give these stories depth and humanity.”

One other reason for this renewal may just be NBC coming to a realization that there aren’t going to be too many other shows that you can order for Sundays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern that would come on the air and magically far better than this one. We’ve already seen and that struggle time and time again. It’s better to stick with a show that you believe in — we don’t foresee season 3 coming around until about this same time next year and in the same timeslot, but that’s certainly better than the alternative in not getting a season 3 at all.

There are multiple episodes still to go for Good Girls, so you can now kick back, relax, and enjoy a lot of those without being plagued with the same “is this show coming back?” worries that you’re likely going to have with a number of other programs on the air.

Want to know the fates of many other shows on the schedule?

Then check out our official CarterMatt Renewal / Cancellation Guide over here! With us being in that precarious part of the year for a number of network shows, we’ll be updating that constantly.

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