NBC will be saying goodbye to one of its most beloved comedies next season.
The upcoming fourth season of “The Good Place” will reportedly be the acclaimed comedy’s last. The news was officially announced on Twitter tonight with a letter written by series creator, Michael Schur:
“After ‘The Good Place’ was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show. Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan.
“At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.
“I will be forever grateful to NBC and Universal TV for letting us make ‘The Good Place,’ and for letting us end it on our own schedule. I will also be forever grateful to the creative team, both on-screen and off, for their hard work and dedication to a very weird idea. We ask the question very frequently, on this show, what do we owe to each other? The answer, for me, is: I owe all of you a whole lot. We look forward to a great final season airing this fall.”
One of the earliest renewals of the 2018-19 season, “The Good Place” has been sitting comfortably on NBC’s lineup for some time now. As such, there weren’t many viewers speculating about it ending anytime soon. However, with that being said, it’s clear that “The Good Place” will at least be ending on its own terms, similar to several other scripted titles this year.