Friday, June 7, 2019

NBC's 'The Good Place' to End After 4 Seasons

During a For Your Consideration panel tonight, series creator Michael Schur announced that the original NBC comedy series The Good Place will be ending with its upcoming fourth season.

"After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show," said Schur. "Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons - just over 50 episodes - was the right lifespan. At times over the past few years we've been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don't want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last. I will be forever grateful to NBC and Universal TV for letting us make The Good Place, and for letting us end it on our own schedule. I will also be forever grateful to the creative team, both onscreen and off, for their hard work and dedication to a very weird idea. We ask the question very frequently on this show, what do we owe to each other? The answer, for me, is: I owe all of you a whole lot. We look forward to a great final season airing this fall."

The comedy stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto and Ted Danson.

Schur executive produces with David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard. Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Fremulon produce.

The fourth and final season will produce 14 episodes - with an hourlong series finale.