Season Four of The Good Place will be its last.
News that NBC’s critically acclaimed series is ending after its upcoming fourth season was announced Friday by series creator/executive producer Michael Schur during at the series’ panel at the Television Academy.
“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,” he said. “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.”
The series follows a group of humans in the afterlife. It stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, William Jackson Harper, and Jameela Jamil. According to Deadline, the comedy averaged a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for its 2018-19 season.
The Good Place returns for its final season this fall on NBC.