Holy mother forking shirtballs! The Good Place is ending with the upcoming Season 4. It's bittersweet news, but the forking great thing about it is that the decision came from show creator Mike Schur rather than an NBC cancellation notice. Schur has a vision for the show, and it includes ending after 14 more episodes.
Michael Schur posted a statement Friday night, via the official Good Place account. That was shared across social media by most of the cast members, including stars Kristen Bell (Eleanor Shellstrop), William Jackson Harper (Chidi Anagonye), D'Arcy Carden (Janet), and Manny Jacinto (Jason Mendoza), who added a sad face with his post. Here's the full statement:
So no need to blast NBC for this decision. The network is not The Bad Place. Jameela Jamil (Tahani Al-Jamil) shared a separate wonderful tweet praising Mike Schur for how he handled the final season decision:
Mike Schur opened up to The Hollywood Reporter on how he broke the news to cast members like Kristen Bell and Ted Danson:
Very considerate of him! It's almost like he's making a show about ethical decisions. Mike Schur also talked about the cast's reaction to his decision to end The Good Place with Season 4:
Can't wait to see those wild twists and turns! The Good Place put itself on the map as a comedy for its brilliant storytelling twists, in addition to the expected humor, fantastic performances, and wonderfully appreciated ethical lessons. It's heartening to hear the show will end on its own terms instead of being pushed out for ratings or other money reasons.
The first three seasons of The Good Place all had 13 episodes, premiering in September 2016, then 2017, and 2018. As Mike Schur noted above, they are doing 14 episodes for the final season, with an hour-long series finale. All signs point to The Good Place Season 4 premiering in September 2019 but NBC has yet to announce an official premiere date for the final season. Catch up on everything that happened in the Season 3 finale to prepare yourself for [deep breath] The End.
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Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.