NBC has picked up a fourth season of its popular Thursday comedy series The Good Place, from creator Mike Schur and Universal Television. The size of the episode order is yet to be determined but Schur designed the serialized The Good Place for limited runs, and the show’s first three seasons have consisted of 13 episodes each.
The Good Place, starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell, has been a critical darling and a ratings success for NBC, buoyed by strong delayed and online viewing. Season to date, The Good Place is averaging a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall in Live+7 to rank as NBC’s highest-rated comedy series. The show’s 18-49 rating grows to 3.65 when 35 days of time-shifting and projected digital viewership are added. The Good Places also delivers the most highly educated audience among primetime Big 4 series this season, indexing at a 155 among adults 18-49 with four or more years of college. Additionally, it makes regular Top 10 appearances on various binge reports tracking streaming viewing.
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“Congratulations to Mike Schur and an exceptional cast and crew, all of whom collaborate to create a thoughtful, mind-bending and hysterical series unlike anything else on television,” said Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see what unexpected stories the new season will bring.”
The Good Place was recently nominated for a Humanitas Prize Award and earlier this year received the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Danson received an Emmy nomination for his role, breaking the record number of nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. He also took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
The Good Place, from Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Uni TV, co-stars William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden. Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard executive produce.
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