NBC has announced that quirky afterlife comedy The Good Place has been renewed for a 13-episode second season.
“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’s Jennifer Salke Salke said. “We absolutely can’t wait to see where these characters go, literally, in season two. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride.”
Critical darling The Good Place has not only attracted much needed buzz to NBC, it’s overindexing in high income viewers and fleshing out the NBC comedy brand, which has been in disarray for years. With Superstore proving to be a success and The Good Place regularly building off of that in the fall, NBC has a comedy pulse for the first time in a while. What will be interesting to see going forward is what type of projects NBC decides to surround Superstore and The Good Place with and how much of a comedy presence their fall 2017 schedule will have.
From Parks and Recreation‘s Mike Schur, The Good Place tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman killed in a freak traffic accident who wakes up and discovers she’s in the afterlife. Only she’s ended up in the wrong place, as the utopia she now calls home believes she’s a different Eleanor Shellstrop, one who actually committed the good deeds and performed the humanitarian work attributed to the original Eleanor.
In addition to Bell, The Good Place stars Ted Danson (Cheers), William Jackson Harper (Paterson), Jameela Jamil (Freshly Squeezed), D’Arcy Carden (Broad City), and Manny Jacinto (The Romeo Section).
The season finale of The Good Place aired earlier this month.