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NBC Renews ‘The Good Place’ for Season 3

The Critics Continue to Applaud This Thursday Night Have Hour

NBC has issued an early third season renewal to critically acclaimed sitcom “The Good Place,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2018-19. Debuting on Sept. 19, 2016, half-hour focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael (Ted Danson) to “The Good Place”, a Heaven-like utopia he designed, in reward for her righteous life. She realizes that she was sent there by mistake, and must hide her morally imperfect behavior and tries to become a better person.

“The Good Place” includes William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden. Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard executive produce. “The Good Place” is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Season to-date, “The Good Place” is averaging 6.2 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 based on “live plus seven day” averages from Nielsen Media Research. When projected alternate-platform viewing is added to its rating, the comedy rises to a 2.6 in the demo.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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