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Here’s some good news for TV fans: NBC has renewed The Good Place for a second season. The half-hour comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, will return next season for another 13 episodes.
The series, which we named one of the best new shows of 2016, follows Bell’s Eleanor as she attempts to understand how she mistakenly ended up in the Good Place (a Heaven-type afterlife) over the more appropriate Bad Place (the Hellish alternative). While the series seemed to take a few episodes to find its way, it absolutely paid off for weeks of loyal viewing with an excellent season finale that changed the entire face of the series (if you haven’t checked it out yet, please give it a go- it’s currently streaming On Demand and on Hulu).
The Good Place wasn’t a massive ratings hit, but was doing well compared to a number of other renewed NBC shows, so its renewal, while not guaranteed, isn’t a shock. The series was created by Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation). No word yet on when season two is expected to premiere, but one assumes it will be this coming fall at the earliest.