Retta is letting some tea spill about the cancellation of NBC dramedy Good Girls.
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Retta talked about the drama surrounding the Good Girls cancellation. According to TVLine, she said that one kept the show from coming back.
She explained that the series was "very close" towards securing a fifth season, but "one person ruined it for all of the cast and crew, and so it's not coming back."
Kelly Ripa asked Retta if that person could have been let go from the series. Retta responded, “I think it was a little too close to when [the writers] would have to start [Season 5 scripts] and figure out story…so…no.” She added, “Trust me, Kelly, I’m salty!”
As TVLine insinuates, it is worth noting that while the main female cast members--Retta, Christina Hendricks and Mae Whitman--all agreed to take a pay cut for a final season, Manny Montana's negotiations went south.
There’s also a working theory that his less-than-amiable relationship with Hendricks, who often shared scenes with him since their characters were in a relationship, also played a part in the series going away.
Whitman had used their social media to galvanize fans into getting Good Girls a final season when the show was on the verge of cancellation.
She told her Instagram followers in 2021, “Apparently, we are on the bubble — which means [NBC’s] considering not bringing us back [for Season 5]. Let NBC and Netflix know how much you love us.”
The fans still love 'Good Girls,' with one fan wondering if Retta, Whitman, and Hendricks could write their own ending to the series.
Another person asked if another network could pick up the series, but others have called Retta out for being upset about Montana's possible part in bringing 'Good Girls' to a close.
For instance, one person wrote, “Retta of all people should know what it’s like to be underused on a show in spite of your personality.”
can some other network pick up Good Girls? the ladies were fabulous, Lillard is amusing as all get out, we don’t need that other person
— Lisa 🏹🗽❤️ (@audreysl0ve) July 25, 2022
Another wrote that it was "hard" for them to believe "that a character that wasn't the lead is responsible for getting the show cancelled."
“The network probably didn’t have [plans] on renewing it anyways and is using Manny as a scapegoat,” they continued.