Retta mourned the messy end of her beloved comedy-drama good girls during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan earlier this week, going so far as to blame an unnamed member of production for the show’s entire downfall.
Retta, who starred on the show as Ruby Hill, didn’t name names but blamed it when asked by Kelly Ripa if good girls come back.
“It’s not,” Retta replied. “We were very close to a fifth season, but one person ruined it for all the cast and crew and so it’s not back.”
Ripa asked, “If one person ruins it for the cast and crew, can you just get rid of one person and then bring in another person?”
But Retta was realistic and replied, “I think it was a little too close to when they should start and figure out the story, so no,” before adding, “Trust me Kelly, I’m salty! “
Retta even admitted that she came up with her own way of getting around the mysterious problem person and moving on with it. good girlsexplaining, “I was literally like, okay, maybe there was a bomb threat at some point and then a bomb went off and that’s why this person left.”
With Retta, good girls also stars Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard. The show first premiered in 2018 and ran for four seasons, but was canceled last year ahead of season 5; planning to move good girls to Netflix after NBC canceled the show never came to fruition.
Retta, Hendricks and Whitman all reportedly agreed to pay cuts for a potentially shortened fifth season, TV Line reported last year, but the series was axed permanently before production could begin.
While Retta did not name the individual who “ruined” good girls Season 5 during her Live with Kelly and Ryan appearance, the TV Line report suggests Montana might have been the one. Shortly after the news of good girls‘ cancellation broke, TV Line reported that salary and schedule negotiations had broken down with Montana.
New York Post