‘The Good Place’ Earns a Much Deserved Fourth Season

The Good Place stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson
Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop and Ted Danson as Michael in ‘The Good Place’ season 3 (Photo by: Colleen Hayes / NBC)

NBC has officially confirmed The Good Place has earned a fourth season order. According to NBC, the third season of The Good Place has been drawing in 4.6 million viewers on average. Its audience ranks as the most educated among all four major networks’ primetime programming.

The network didn’t announce the episode order for the show’s upcoming fourth season.

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson led the cast of the award-winning half-hour comedy. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden also star in season three which is currently airing on Thursdays at 8:30pm ET/PT.

Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) created the comedy and serves as writer and showrunner. Schur also executive produces along with David Miner (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock), Morgan Sackett (Parks and Recreation, Veep) and Drew Goddard (Oscar-nominated writer of The Martian).

“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,” stated Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see what unexpected stories the new season will bring.”

The Good Place has been nominated for two Emmys: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Ted Danson) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Maya Rudolph). The show also won an AFI Award and two Critics’ Choice Awards.

The Plot:

From creator Michael Schur comes a unique comedy about what makes a good person. The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place (which is definitely where she belongs). While hiding in plain sight from Good Place Architect Michael (Danson), she’s determined to shed her old way of living and earn her spot.

The first two seasons featured surprise after surprise and twist after twist, including a world-upending season one finale that threw everything up in the air. At the end of season two, Michael appeared in front of the Judge (Maya Rudolph) to argue that the humans may have been judged unfairly, and deserve a second chance. With a snap of her fingers, the Judge sent the humans back to Earth, in a new timeline where they never died.

Also seeking redemption, along with Eleanor, are Senegalese philosopher Chidi Anagonye (Harper), who is tortured by decision-making; elegant Pakistani-British socialite Tahani Al-Jamil (Jamil) and dance-obsessed Floridian Jason Mendoza (Jacinto). Michael is aided by Janet (Carden), a human-esque repository for all of the knowledge in the universe.