Is ‘The Good Place’ Canceled or Will There Be a Season 4?

The Good Place is one of those shows that fans just can’t get enough of. Just when you think writers can’t possibly come up with more ways to surprise the audience, they go and do it again. But it’s not just the writing that keeps fans coming back every week, The Good Place has one of the funniest, most endearing casts on television.

Although the show has enjoyed a successful three seasons, viewers know that success doesn’t always guarantee a show’s renewal (ahem Last Man Standing). So the question is: Has The Good Place been renewed for season 4?

‘The Good Place’ follows a unique premise

With so many procedural shows on television right now, the kooky storyline of The Good Place is a breath of fresh air. Season one started out with Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason learning they have died and made it to the “good place.” The new residents enjoy specially designed neighborhoods, their favorite treats, and an absolutely heavenly experience.

But as the show goes on, we learn that not all is what it seems. Things start going a little wonky in the so-called “good place.” One hilarious scene features jumbo shrimp falling from the sky. Turns out, things aren’t so heavenly.

By the end of season one, we learn that the residents are not in the good place at all, but actually are part of an elaborate scheme to be tortured by the people running the bad place. The show features the characters facing ethical dilemmas and struggling to figure out where they belong.

It features one of the funniest casts in television

The cast of The Good Place is really what makes the show. It’s hard to imagine the comedy being as funny and fresh with any other group of people. The cast is led by veteran actor Ted Danson and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell.

Though Danson and Bell are the most well-known stars of the show, without Chidi, Tahani, and Jason, the show wouldn’t be nearly as funny. William Jackson Harper expertly plays the awkward and indecisive philosopher Chidi Anagonye. Jameela Jamil plays self-absorbed Tahani so perfectly, you’d never know that The Good Place was her first role in Hollywood. And Manny Jacinto, well, we can’t help but laugh at his spot on performance of the immature but kind-hearted former DJ Jason Mendoza.

The cast already knows how the show will end (well sort of)

Like many great shows, The Good Place creators already know how the show is going to end. Bell revealed on an episode of Conan that show creator Michael Schur told the main cast how he plans to wrap up the series when the time comes. The funny thing is, Bell admits that she doesn’t remember just exactly what that entailed. She told Conan: “I was told, and… the funny thing is, uh, I got a lot going on, and I don’t remember things very well, and I forgot. I legit forgot.”

While we don’t know when the show is going to end, Schur pretty much said that we shouldn’t expect The Good Place to continue on as long as Friends or Grey’s Anatomy. The show has a story that it wants to tell and Schur doesn’t see it running anywhere near 10 seasons.

Is ‘The Good Place’ canceled?

Good news, Good Place fans, the show has been renewed by NBC for season four. The show received an early pick-up in December, making it the second show renewed by NBC. No word yet on just how many episodes season four will feature, but we can’t wait to see how the crew’s journey continues next year.