According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has renewed critically acclaimed comedy The Good Place for a third season. The series will be back for another 13 episodes of existential high jinks beginning next fall.
The renewal for The Good Place is no surprise considering the fact that its L+7 ratings have grown season-to-season despite the show being serialized and taking an eight-month hiatus between seasons one and two. Add that to the show’s critical buzz and it’s become a valuable scheduling piece for NBC, so much so that it’s only the third scripted series for them to get an early pass to 2018-19. The series joins This Is Us and Will & Grace in populating the early version of the 2018-19 schedule.
From Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), The Good Place tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who accidentally gets ran over by a truck and finds herself in a version of the afterlife where she doesn’t seem to belong. The series chronicles Eleanor’s attempts at navigating the afterlife, reevaluating where her life went wrong and forging social connections along the way.
In addition to Bell, The Good Place stars Ted Danson (Cheers), William Jackson Harper (Paterson), Jameela Jamil (Koko Pop), Manny Jacinto (The Romeo Section), and D’Arcy Carden (Broad City).
The second season of The Good Place is set to return Thursday, January 4th at 8:30 on NBC.