10:30am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
'The Good Place' Renewed for Season 3 at NBC (Exclusive)
The Good Place isn't going anywhere.
NBC has renewed the critically acclaimed comedy for a third season. Like its first and second seasons, the third installment of the sitcom starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson will consist of 13 episodes. Other castmembers include William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden.
The half-hour from Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur first received a straight-to-series order in August 2015. Produced in-house by Universal Television, The Good Place also hails from Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment, with Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard executive producing.
The series has garnered praise from critics, with THR's chief TV critic Tim Goodman calling it "a comedy unlike anything else on TV right now" when it debuted in September 2016. "It seems so effortlessly fun," he wrote. "Jokes are plentiful and original and the show hums along delivering a lot of welcome joy."
So far this season, The Good Place has averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.2 million total viewers, with seven days of delayed viewing. When additional platform viewing is taken into account, the show's ratings grows to a 2.6 in the key demo, a bump up from its 2.57 rating compared with this time last season.
The Good Place joins fellow early renewals on NBC's 2018-19 schedule including This Is Us and Will and Grace.