It's almost time to say goodbye to one of the best-written series on all of TV:
The Good Place will conclude with its upcoming fourth season, it has been revealed.
“After The Good Place was picked up for Season 2, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” creator Mike Schur explained in a statement.
“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."
He continued, "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. “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.”
In a joint statement, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, said, “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."
"We know the audience will love what Mike Schur and his writers have in store for the final season.”
The series which stars Ted Danson and Kristen Bell has been a success for NBC since it debuted, achieving solid ratings on Thursdays. It has also been a critical success.
As such, it's good that fans know going into the fourth season that it will be getting the ending the creative team envisioned for it.
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The fourth and final season gets underway in the fall.
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