It’s hard to get over the cancellation of a television show that deserved more seasons. Some of the cruelest cancellations of all time include Freaks and Geeks, Glow, and Good Girls. The latter comedic crime series was canceled by NBC last year after four seasons, and one of the show’s stars says that a costar is responsible for its cancelation.
Retta, who starred as Ruby Hill on the NBC series alongside Christina Hendricks as Beth Boland and Mae Whitman as Annie Marks, said in an interview on Live! With Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, July 26, that the show almost made it.
“We were very close to a fifth season but one person ruined it for all of cast and crew so it’s not back,” Retta, who also starred on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, said.
“But if one person ruins it for cast and crew, can’t you just get rid of that one person and then bring in another person?” Ripa replied.
“I think it was a little too close to when they would have to start and figure out a story, so…no,” Retta said. “Trust me. Trust me, Kelly, I’m salty.” Although she’s salty, the actor did not specify which costar essentially drove the show into cancellation.
See the full interview here:
There is unverified speculation about the cause of the show’s ending, with some tabloids reporting a rift between Hendricks and Manny Montana, who played her onscreen love interest, Rio, as well as Montana's apparent unwillingness to take a pay cut for the fifth season. For now, however, the rumors are just that, as neither Hendricks nor Montana have publicly addressed the alleged beef.
Good Girls, which aired on NBC from 2018 to 2021, followed three suburban mothers, played by Retta, Hendricks, and Whitman, who, tired of struggling to make ends meet, rob a supermarket. But in the aftermath of their heist, they realize that they got involved in something way more complicated than they expected. In addition to the main cast, the series starred Montana, Reno Wilson, Isaiah Stannard, and Matthew Lillard.