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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

'Girls5eva' Is Bringing Its Girl Group Gags and 90s-Style Pop Tunes Back for a Second Season

Executive produced by Tina Fey, the hilarious sitcom follows four former 90s pop stars who decide to get their one-hit-wonder band back together.
By Sarah Ward
June 15, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 15, 2021
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Tina Fey hasn't starred in, created or executive produced a bad sitcom yet — and when the first season of Girls5eva dropped back in May, it continued that trend. In its own way, it's another workplace comedy like 30 Rock and Great News. And, albeit in a completely different manner to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it also follows a group of women trying to navigate new lives years after they were thrust together under extreme circumstances.

The setup: more than two decades after they split up, the four remaining members of a late 90s girl group decide that it's time to get the bad back together. Now in their forties, they're all at different points in their lives, but rekindling their dreams is too enticing to ignore.

Sara Bareilles (Broadway's Waitress), Busy Philipps (I Feel Pretty), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and the great Paula Pell (AP Bio) play Girls5eva's reunited members, Fey pops up as a fantasy version of Dolly Parton, and the comedic takes on 90s pop tunes are all both 100-percent spot on and so ridiculously catchy that they'll get lodged in your head for weeks. Also pitch-perfect: everything about this immensely funny take on stardom, fame and the way that women beyond their twenties are treated.

In great news for everyone who has already streamed their way through the show's eight-episode first season and instantly found themselves wanting more — and for anyone who is yet to go through that process, too — Girls5eva has just been renewed for a second season. So, expect more earworm songs and jokes about the entertainment industry, although exactly when the next season will drop hasn't yet been revealed.

Like its first season, Girls5eva's next batch of episodes will stream in Australia via Stan whenever they do release.

For now, you can check out the trailer for the show's first season below:

Exactly when the second season of Girls5eva will drop hasn't been announced, but the show's first season is available to stream now via Stan

Published on June 15, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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