All good things must come to an end. The Good Place creator Michael Shur confirmed that the NBC comedy will close shop with the upcoming fourth season. In a message to fans on Twitter, Shur explains the decision was a creative one. He felt that four seasons and over 50 episodes was the “right lifespan.”
You can read the full message below:
The news comes months after the network officially confirmed The Good Place season 4 for the 2019/2020 television season. The pickup came with just four episodes left in season three. No episode number for The Good Place season 4 is set, but the previous seasons all consisted of 13 episodes.
The early renewal will give creator Michael Schur plenty of time to chart a new direction for a series known for major plot-altering twists. The series has also delivered a ratings success for NBC as its highest-rated comedy. According to Deadline, the current season is averaging 4.6 million viewers in Live+7 ratings, and performs well in digital and time-adjusted viewership.
“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 Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, co-presidents, scripted programming at NBC Entertainment said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see what unexpected stories the new season will bring.”
The Good Place stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto. The show received two Emmy nominations in 2018: Danson for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest Role.
The Good Place Season 4 Release Date
We expect The Good Place Season 4 to arrive in September of 2019. We’ll update this when we have official confirmation. However, this tease that it’s coming in the fall is close enough, so we’ll take it!
At NBC’s upfronts, the network revealed that The Good Palce will premiere in the fall and maintain its Thursday at 9 p.m. ET timeslot.
The Good Place Season 4 Cast
We can certainly expect our main members of Team Cockroach: Michael, Janet, Eleanor, Tahani, Chid, and Jason. It’s reasonable to assume that Judge Gen and Shawn the demon will be increased presences. Given that The Good Place Season 4 will take place in a new experimental neighborhood, there’s a possibility for more humans involvement.
Now we’ll let you know the moment we hear about Derek’s involvement.
Chris Longo is the deputy editor and print editor of Den of Geek. You can tell him who you’d like to get stuck in The Good Place with on Twitter -> @east_coastbias.