NBC will move forward with another season of a prime-time comedy series that has been a critical and popular hit for the network on Thursday nights. The network announced today that it has ordered a fourth season of “The Good Place.”
Produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment, “The Good Place” stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden. Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard executive produce.
Tracey Pakosta and Lisa Katz, co-presidents of Scripted Programming for NBC Entertainment, made a joint statement in the announcement, saying: “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. We can’t wait to see what unexpected stories the new season will bring.”
The New York Times has called the series “the best sitcom on TV,” TVLine called it the “#1 comedy on television” and Vanity Fair wrote: “‘The Good Place’ remains the brightest beacon of light currently on television.”
“Season to date ‘The Good Place’ is averaging a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall, according to ‘live plus seven day’ figures from Nielsen Media Research,” NBC notes. “When 35 days of time-shifting and projected digital viewership is added, the show’s 18-49 rating grows to a 3.65.”
NBC adds: “‘The Good Place’ 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 (with 100 representing an average concentration of those viewers).”
“The Good Place” is currently nominated for a Humanitas Prize Award in the 30-Minute Comedy category and earlier this year received the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.