Ted Danson’s successful foray into drama is winding down, with CBS confirming that the actor is leaving “CSI: Cyber.” Variety reports that Danson is headed back to NBC for a new comedy, “Good Place,” that will also star Kristen Bell.
The move represents a homecoming for Danson, who built his career largely on his role as Sam the bartender on the long-running NBC sitcom “Cheers.” CBS President Glenn Geller confirmed that Danson will not return to his role on “CSI: Cyber,” the article reports. Danson migrated from the “CSI” mothership to the “Cyber” spinoff with his character D.B. Russell. He has also tackled a number of other dramatic roles, including a recent run on “Fargo.”
In “Good Place,” from “Parks and Recreation” showrunner Mike Schur, Bell plays a woman who, realizing she isn’t a good person, puts herself on a self-improvement plan with Danson as her improbable guide. Bell, who stars on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” will juggle both shows if the series is renewed.
Due to premiere in the 2016-2017 season with a 13-episode order, “Good Place” is co-executive produced by Schur and David Miner.