NBC's ‘The Good Place’ to end after the fourth season.
“The Good Place” will end its run after its fourth season one year from now, creator Mike Schur announced on Friday at the show’s Emmy FYC panel.
Speaking before a full house at the TV Academy’s Saban Theatre in North Hollywood, Schur revealed the show’s writers plan was to recount to a four-season story and that is exactly what they wanted to do.
Schur said: “It’s a bullet train it doesn’t slow down for anything.”
The series stars admitted they valued the fact they were finishing the show on their own terms, even though they were sad to see it end. Star Ted Danson said. “Much respect. I know we do fart jokes but this is a serious show. Any padding or over-telling a really great story would be a shame.”
D’Arcy Carden, who plays 'Janet' added they had all learned together, his reaction was ‘cool, ok, yeah,’ and 24 hours later he went into the depression. Carden stressed he holds so much respect for Mike and the writers and he have always been a fan of shows that go out on their own terms.
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“The Good Place,” from Universal TV, has been widely praised from its first airing, and at the recent network upfronts, NBC revealed via multiple platforms and streaming that the series is actually NBC's most-watched show.
The freshman sitcom debuted in 2016 to strong ratings, pulling in the best ratings for a new Peacock comedy since 2012.
In a statement, Schur said the show was picked up for season two, the writing staff and he began to map out, as best they could, the trajectory of the show. He accounted of beginning to feel like they 'should go for' four seasons with just over 50 episodes given the ideas they wanted to explore and the pace at which they wanted to present those ideas.
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Schur explained at times over the past few years they’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making such a show was a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, 'they didn’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant.'
Per NBC, “The Good Place” averaged a 1.6 rating in grown-ups 18-49 last season and 4.6 million viewers by and large in live plus seven-day evaluations. Counting computerized viewership only, the show was up season to season by 38% in 18-49.
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming said ‘since day one, the show has been an influential show for us and one that hits all the NBC touch points – fantastically savvy, interesting, innovative and enthusiastic.' They also assured the fact that audience will love what Mike Schur and his writers have in store for the final season.
Since its premiere in 2016, “The Good Place” has managed to win the AFI Award for Program of the Year, TCA Award for Program of the Year, a Humanitas Award and a Peabody Award. Likewise, the series has been designated for a Golden Globe Award, Writers Guild Award, Producers Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Award.
“The Good Place” features the ensemble of Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden.
Meanwhile, Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard are all serving as the executive producers.
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The Good Place centers around 'Eleanor Shell' stop (Kristen Bell), who awakens in the afterlife and is introduced by 'Michael' (Ted Danson) to "The Good Place", a highly selective Heaven-like utopia he designed, as a reward for her righteous life. She, however, discovers the fact that she was sent there accidentally and must shroud her morally imperfect behavior while trying to become a better and more ethical individual.
William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto co-star as different occupants of "The Good Place", together with D'Arcy Carden as Janet, an artificial being who possesses all the information in the universe and can produce anything out of nowhere, abilities which she uses to help the inhabitants.