Unfortunately, NBC’s critically acclaimed half-hour comedy The Good Place will wrap things up with the series’ fourth season. The announcement was made during a panel discussion in Hollywood on June 7th, with the network and the show’s creative forces confirming the 2019-2020 season will be its last.
“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. 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,” explained Michael Schur, creator and executive producer. “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.”
Schur added, “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 on-screen 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.”
According to NBC, the third season averaged 4.6 million viewers and showed a 38% increase in viewers ages 18 to 48 season over season.
“Since day one, The Good Place has been a seminal show for us and one that hits all the NBC touch points – incredibly smart, funny, inventive and emotional,” stated Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We know the audience will love what Mike Schur and his writers have in store for the final season.”
The cast is led by Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden also star in the award-winning comedy executive produced by Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard.