Fork Yeah, The Good Place Has Been Renewed For a Third Season
The Good Place has been renewed for a third season! Everything is fine! Maybe we don’t live in the bad place! There shall be no weeping and gnashing of teeth!
Part of a slate of early NBC renewals that includes This Is Us and Will and Grace, The Good Place will continue into another 13-episode season for 2018-2019. The show’s been a critical hit, with a slowly growing and enthusiastic fan base, so I’m not super surprised it got picked up for next year. (Though this news did remind that we have to wait until January for more new episodes of Season 2. Boo.)
The Good Place team celebrated in appropriate fashion:
— The Good Place (@nbcthegoodplace) November 21, 2017
Created by Mike Schur, who was also a co-creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks & Recreation, The Good Place follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) after she wakes up in an afterlife run by Michael (Ted Danson) and his assistant Janet (D’Arcy Carden), and immediately realizes there’s been a mistake. Working with her new fellow-dead friends, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto), she tries to become a better person after realizing she was pretty much the worst doing her lifetime.
I’m just so relieved that as we head deeper into double-digit months of Trump, I’ll get to have these 30 minutes of giggly, surprisingly touching joy as America collapses around me. With its women who (refreshingly for a comedy) get to be as garbage as the men, its constant punning, its cheery setting, and ethics jokes galore, The Good Place is the most subversively wholesome comedy about Hell you’ll ever see. I’m so happy we’re getting more of it.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter; image via Justin Lubin/NBC)
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