‘The Good Place’ Renewed for Season 2 by NBC

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NBC has renewed comedy “The Good Place” for a 13-episode second season. The move makes creator Mike Schur’s comedy the second freshman series to get an early renewal this season from NBC, following drama “This Is Us,” which was given a rare two-season pickup earlier this month.

“Mike Schur has always had one of the most fertile and imaginative minds in comedy, but what he brought us with the first season of ‘The Good Place’ was just extraordinary,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. “We absolutely can’t wait to see where these characters go, literally, in season two. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride.”

In its first season, “The Good Place” averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.1 million total viewers overall in Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.

In her column about the show’s season-one finale this month, Variety critic Maureen Ryan wrote, “The two-part finale was especially crisp and entertaining. And as I write this, it’s hard not to recall that our nation, like these characters, stand poised at a moral crossroads. I don’t know about you, but I feel grateful for a show that is, at its heart, so sincere and earnest while also very focused on its mission to entertain. We need that.”

“The Good Place” is executive produced by Schur with David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard. It is produced by Universal Television.

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  1. Shawn says:

    Actually, this is a lie. Starting next year ‘The Bad Place’ will be airing in it’s place. Exact same characters and the plot from ‘The Good Place’ will continue on through it.

  2. Yas! One of the few bright spots in a bleak everything. I’m glad it’s getting a second season.

  3. Yup says:

    Great actors, but it is a hard show to get into & stick with for some reason.

  4. Timely Comment says:

    The free frogurt samples at SDCC obligated me to watch the show when it came on… but the writing made me continue to watch.

    Especially how the show burned through concepts that would’ve dragged n in other shows. Glad the philosophical ethos discussions would go on— I’ll be watching.

  5. Fernando says:

    Why oh why? It’s SO unfunny. And boring. I’ll tell you why. Because it’s the best (least terrible) they can do right now. There are thousands of better concepts from far better writers trying to get through to the execs and get a chance, but we’re stuck with this. A new “Big Bang” could be stuck in a pile somewhere on an assistant’s desk, but alas, no such luck. We have to look at this by the numbers snore-a-ton.

    • Doctor63 says:

      The new Big Bang? This is a completely different show than the Big Bang. Honestly the writing on the Good Place is better due to the fact that it is one continual story that’s connected. Each week ends on a cliffhanger that gets you excited about what’s to come. And that season finale twist was amazing and very well planned out. I love the Big Bang, but these are two shows that can not be compared. Maybe it’s just not for you.

    • Timely Comment says:

      Liking BBT and its style of humor?

      Uh… maybe THE GOOD PLACE ain’t for you.

      • Fernando says:

        Oh stop your black and white view on people. Judging before thinking. I also love George Carlin or Fawlty Towers. That doesn’t mean anything.

        The good place is just superboring, badly written based on a concept that holds up for one single episode.

        Are you by any way related to the series? Then you should be fired.

  6. GodShake says:

    Yes!!! So happy!

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