NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ to end with season four

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NBC has cancelled Good Girls after four seasons, the primetime-crime drama starring Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman will end after the five remaining episodes air this July. Season four will now serve as the show’s finale and will air on the 22nd of July. 

Good Girls joins the latest high-profile cancellations for NBC, after the network cancelled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Manifest earlier this month. 

First airing in 2018, Good Girls follows three suburban mothers, two sisters and their friend, who are struggling to make ends meet. They decide to embark on an unlikely heist of robbing a supermarket to escape their financial troubles and establish some independence. 

Good Girls international streaming rights had been obtained by Netflix since it began airing on NBC in 2018.  The early international sale to Netflix helped reduce the financial costs of creating original scripted content. 

Deadline reported that both NBC and Netflix wanted a fifth season to finish out the show with a final season, but neither the network or streaming service could come to a deal.

Fans might be hoping for Netflix to swoop in and save the show and give them a final season as they have done in the past with shows like Lucifer and Designated Survivor, however Netflix have already declined continuing the show. As Netflix have had an involvement in the show since the early run alongside NBC, it is unlikely another network or streaming service will continue the show. 

Good Girls cast members reacted to the cancellation on social media to share their sadness at the news, Christina Hendricks posted on Instagram: “Well, we gave it our all. We really did. Thank you to our amazing fans through the years for all your passion and support.” Casting director Liz Dean echoed the same thoughts, sharing that she ‘loved every single minute of casting this show. Huge thank you to [Jenna Bans] for creating these characters and this world. What an amazing ride.’ 

The show saw a decline of viewership during the fourth season, so it wasn’t seen as a massive surprise the show was cancelled, but no doubt fans will be disappointed the show won’t get a fifth season. 

Words by Ellen Smith


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