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Good Girls creator Jenna Bans was optimistic when she recently spoke about the drama's chances of getting a new season, since it has received rave reviews and features a really solid cast, both of which work in the favor of the renewal process. But she also indicated that nothing is ever a sure thing. since Good Girls hasn't exactly been a runaway success in the ratings for NBC. Luckily, any uncertainty about Good Girls' Season 2 renewal can now be put to rest, as NBC is officially bringing back the drama for a sophomore season.
Good Girls Season 2 renewal by NBC came without an episode count, according to Deadline, but there's no reason to suspect the show will see any fewer episodes than the ten it received for Season 1. And there's always the potential for more, should it get ported as a fall release, instead of returning as a midseason entry. Notably, Good Girls' renewal marks the second drama (technically a dramedy) NBC has ordered for next season, with the first being that of the ratings juggernaut This Is Us. Good Girls will also be the first NBC freshman series to earn a renewal, which could mean that even without top-tier ratings, the star-studded series is being held in high regard by network execs.
Ratings aren't everything, of course, and Good Girls' future at NBC will make everyone a good deal of money, thanks to a lucrative Netflix deal. NBC and Universal TV set up a co-licensing deal allowing Netflix to distribute Good Girls outside of North America at the cost of a significant fee. Netflix has done this with other shows in the past, but Good Girls is the first from the big four broadcast networks to do something like this. The deal, which will ultimately benefit the show's producer, Universal TV, still benefits the NBC family as a whole and could be the key to keeping big network shows with smaller fanbases alive for longer and also help the series gain new fans between seasons.
Good Girls' Season 2 renewal isn't just great for NBC and its co-licensing with Netflix, however, since fans will now get to see what happened after that intense Season 1 cliffhanger. Without getting into spoiler territory for those who may not have seen the whole first season yet, the cliffhanger has the potential to set up a major narrative change, with Christina Hendricks' character Beth possibly making a big move. Fans will ultimately get to see if Beth "has what it takes" at the beginning of Season 2, which doesn't have a release date at this time.
Right now all that is known is that Good Girls will return for Season 2 on NBC, so fans should keep with CinemaBlend for further updates. For a look at other things coming to television in 2018, head on over to our summer premiere guide.