The American crime comedy-drama TV series, Good Girls was created by Jenna Bans and gathered lots of love and appreciation from viewers as well as critics and has an IMDB rating of 7.8 out of 10 on IMDB and 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The series ran for four seasons with the first season airing on February 26, 2018, and ending on April 30, 2018, with a total of 10 episodes on NBC while the second on March 3, 2019, with 13 episodes, and the third on February 16, 2020, with a total of eleven episodes.
The fourth season of the series premiered on March 7, 2021, and concluded on July 22, 2021, with a total of sixteen episodes.
It revolves around 3 Michigan-based mothers, among whom, two are sisters. With their backs against the wall, they took the decision to execute an unexpected theft at a suburban supermarket.
In spite of their hesitation, they collect more money than they originally anticipated. In the process, they gained the attention of the supermarket manager and local criminal groups. Caught in a web of lies, secrecy, family crisis, heists, and debt, the world of the titular good girls, turns upside down.
Now, there are speculations rising about Good Girls Season 5, it has been assumed by many out there that the upcoming season is in the works or they are expecting that the series will get a renewal for a fifth season. Here’s what we know about it.
Are Good Girls Renewed for Season 5?
Let’s dig into the facts about a rumored season 5 and see if it is officially terminated. Sadly, the news isn’t good at all. Season 5 was unofficially in the works. But NBC made the official announcement about the cancellation of the series on June 25, 2021, even before dropping the finale episode of the fourth season.
There are many factors that come to mind when we figure out the causes that led to the cancellation of the series. However, the series has been marked as a Netflix Original Series in many countries, the show is derived from the house of TV network NBC.
Excitingly, all the 4 seasons were loved by the audience and in fact, they often appeared on the top ten list throughout the countries. But it didn’t taste the same kind of success on NBC.
Because of the series’ success on Netflix, there have been speculations that a fifth season is on the cards. Above all, the ending of the fourth season wasn’t a decisive one either.
In between all those rumors with respect to the series’ termination, the three lead cast: Christina Hendricks (Beth), Retta (Ruby), and Mae Whitman (Annie), also decided to take pay cuts in the expected fifth season. However, it looked like it wasn’t sufficient to guarantee the return of the series.
In addition, there were creative tensions amongst the crew members of the series. The reportedly disturbed off-screen relationship between co-stars Hendricks and Manny Montana was the icing on the cake.
So, ‘Good Girls’ season 5 stands canceled officially. Whilst having said that, it looks like the main reason behind the cancellation was the declining ratings of the series on its original network.
In the 2020-2021 season, 19 shows were delivered by NBC, amongst which ‘Good Girls’ peaked at the very bottom. It also gathered the lowest ratings in the 18 to 49 age demographics, which is usually the target of the advertisers.
In comparison to the 5.98 million viewers of the pilot, the fourth season premiere, ‘One Night in Bangkok,’ gathered just around 1.68 million, which didn’t seem good for the series. Though the series is available to watch on Netflix, so you can switch on to Netflix and relive your favorite moments with the characters.
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