• Good news for The Good Place fans

    On Tuesday, NBC announced that critically-acclaimed show The Good Place will be returning for a fourth season next year. It is the second show to get a confirmed spot in NBC’s 2019-20 lineup, the announcement coming after NBC had already picked up a new season of the Will & Grace reboot.

    “Congratulations to Mike Schur and an exceptional cast and crew, all of whom collaborate to create a thoughtful, mind-bending and hysterical series unlike anything else on television,” said NBC’s Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, the co-presidents of scripted programming, in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what unexpected stories the new season will bring.”

    Premiering in 2016, The Good Place was created by Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and has an ensemble cast starring Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden. It is currently NBC’s highest-rated comedy, with an average 4.6 million viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. The show received two Emmy nominations earlier this year, with Ted Danson being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy and Maya Rudolph being nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy.

    The show’s last episode of the fall will air this Thursday night on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET, with 3 more episodes in January rounding out Season 3.

    Erek Smith

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