The Good Place Renewed

The Good Place Renewed for Season 2

Some forkin’ heavenly news for fans of The Good Place: NBC has renewed the rookie Kristen Bell-Ted Danson comedy for a second, 13-episode season.

Series creator Mike Schur previously told TVLine that a potential second season would follow the mold of Season 1 and consist of a maximum 13 episodes. “When I pitched the show to NBC, I felt pretty strongly it was kind of a big swing, and everything was gonna be really heavily serialized,” he said. “It just felt like it made sense to keep that to a shorter season. And they very kindly and reasonably agreed with that.”

The Good Place averaged a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers overall in L+3 day ratings. 

Last week’s finale ended with the revelation that Bell’s Eleanor Shellstrop has actually been holed up in The Bad Place all this time.

“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 president Jennifer Salke said in a statement that accompanied the renewal announcement. “We absolutely can’t wait to see where these characters go, literally, in Season 2. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride.”

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

72 Comments
  1. Chris says:

    Awesome love this show

  2. Mark says:

    Fork yeah!

  3. Kay says:

    YESSSS!!!!

  4. Jamie says:

    Awesome news. That finale was probably the first time I have been that *thrown* by a twist, yet looking back, everything made perfect sense. Great writing – I look forward to seeing where they go from here!

  5. Daisy says:

    Thank goodness!!

  6. Billy meacham says:

    Just waiting for NBC to renew the Chicago shows and the blacklist.

  7. Chuck says:

    I’m so forking thrilled

  8. Alichat says:

    Holy Fork!! Excellent!

  9. Kevin says:

    BEST. NEWS. EVER. NBC did have a sitcom to breakthrough and it totally deserves it.

  10. Luis Roman says:

    So glad! This turned out to be one of my favorite new comedies of the year – I loved the twist at the end. Looking forward to next season!

  11. Amy says:

    Yayayayayayayayay!

  12. Fork yes!!!! It would have sucked if the season 1 finale was the end of the series. What the fork is a Chidi?

  13. webly3 says:

    Fork yeah!

  14. laurelnev says:

    Add my voice to the “Yay” chior! I’m looking forward to finding out what the twist on the twist is! (And, again, I’m throwing a “Defending Your Life” type of place in as my vote.)

  15. Mr. X says:

    Yay! Keep the cast together and come up with a storyline as fresh and funny as Season 1.

  16. Joey Padron says:

    Great news! Thank you NBC for renewing the show, such a good and funny show. Can’t wait to see what happens in season 2!

  17. maltru says:

    I’m glad TV exec ash holes didn’t shirt the bed for once and recognized how forking awesome The Good Place is! I LOVED the finale, and can’t wait to see what they do in season 2!

  18. kate says:

    Yeah! And I seriously found myself using the work “fork” as its replacement. I tell ya, this and Lucifer (I know that’s in its second season) have been two of my favorites this year.

  19. Rachel says:

    Yay! I’m so forking excited!!!

  20. Forking awesome! Woohoo. Such great news. The finale twist will bring all sorts of fun next season!

  21. Cassie says:

    Awesome news! This is the first time in a really long time that a new show I’ve loved has actually gotten a second season, so I’m excited.

  22. Pat says:

    Very good news. This is a funny show and I did not want to be left with not knowing what happens to Eleanor.

  23. Brigid says:

    YES!!! LOVE this show!

  24. Pat202 says:

    The best afternoon news in a long time…The Good Place and SYTYCD both renewed!!

  25. Jeff Kidd says:

    Fork yeah! I love this show. So happy it got renewed.

    Sidenote: I might legit be into Tahani.

  26. digitalred93 says:

    Motherforking shirtballs, yes!

  27. Iakovos says:

    Am hoping NBC will do an encore run — since there are just 13 eps — to build interest in the program. Maybe double runs at 10 PM come summer? Or Fridays/Saturday through spring?

  28. Dannie C says:

    About forking time!! Definitely one of my favourites new shows

  29. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Fork yeah!

  30. Eurydice says:

    Yay! Good news about a show I actually watch – the stars must be aligning.

  31. FORK YES! I remember people being confused as to how they would make this premise go more than the one season and I think they did that and then some!

  32. MMD says:

    Forking thrilled. With all that is going on in the world it is nice that a smart, upbeat comedy made it to a totally deserved second season.

  33. T.W.S.S. says:

    Love that they’re sticking with the 13-episode format. Though I would love more of this show, it’s better to be short and sweet.

  34. PatriciaLee says:

    It fork’nly deserves it!

  35. Amy Wigand says:

    Best forking news ever.

  36. David Graf says:

    This is great news and I hope that the producers can answer some questions for us:

    1. Are they actually in the “bad place”?
    2. Is there a “good place”?
    3. Do Eleanor and the rest have any chance of making it out of the “bad place”?
    4. Is there a “purgatory” in the show’s scheme of things?
    5. If there is a “good place”, will we ever see it or get any idea of what it is like?
    6. If there is a “good place”, will those who run it ever intervene in the “bad place”?
    7. Can Eleanor and her friends turn the tables on Michael and his boss?

  37. ryaneco says:

    YAY!! Great forking news!
    I binged the entire series in 2 days on Hulu! The flow of the series was sooo good, it definitely lent itself to a binge model!

    The show made me happy and I’m so glad to hear it has a Season 2 renewal!

    • Jamee L Jackson says:

      I watched all 13 episodes in one night on “on demand”…i was hooked after the first episode..its so forking funny!!!for sure my new favorite show!! #Season2 #CantWait

  38. Janet says:

    So happy to hear The Good Place is getting renewed!! It’s so clever and very entertaining!! My husband and I love it! Kristen Bell is just superb!!

  39. Amy says:

    I am excited that it is renewed but am a little worried I am not going to enjoy Ted Dawson as Michael now that we know the secret.

  40. rowan77 says:

    I love a smart show and The Good Place is truly clever. I did not see that twist coming in last episode of the season. Just thrilled we’re going to get another season.

  41. Nero tTVfiddler says:

    Happiness is… The Good Place. :)

  42. queensgirl says:

    Adding another “fork yeah!” to the chorus. :)

  43. IDK says:

    Eleanor may not be in The Good Place, but right now I feel like I am. Forking great news!

  44. Joey Dee says:

    I agree 100 %. I liked the show but that final episode slammed me sideways and now I’m eager to see what happens next. Kudox.

  45. CC says:

    Fork Yeah!! This is one if my much watch shows. So great, love the cast!!

  46. 13 more episodes is a mixed blessing. It’s a renewal but not a full season. The show will have to pick up ratings in the to get a third season.

    This also fares badly for Superstore. It’s not doing as well as The Good Place and will be trying for a third season in the fall. Since it will have 44 episodes any renewal would only make sense if they plan on giving it another two full seasons to make syndication. 13 more just wouldn’t make sense. But it appears NBC isn’t willing to make that commitment.

    • Kate says:

      13 episodes is a full season for The Good Place because that’s all the creator intended for each season.

      I just hope they run all of the Season 2 episodes in consecutive weeks (or as much of that as probably) instead of taking a long break after 9 and then coming back for a ridiculously short stint.

  47. VERY VERY HAPPY! Really love this show, it makes me feel good for awhile, which is hard with the state of the world right now! This is great news!

  48. Kerri says:

    Fork an A! So excited!

  49. Forking awesome! I didn’t expect news of renewal to come so soon. Love the show and I can’t wait for season 2. Eleanor, Chidi, Janet, Michael, love them all!