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The Good Place
The Good Place is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Mike Schur. The series premiered on September 19, 2016 on NBC. The series focuses

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The Good Place Genre Fantasy
Comedy Created by Michael Schur Starring
  • Kristen Bell
  • William Jackson Harper
  • Jameela Jamil
  • D'Arcy Carden
  • Manny Jacinto
  • Ted Danson
Composer(s) David Schwartz Country of origin United States Original language(s) English No. of seasons 1 No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Michael Schur
David Miner
Morgan Sackett
Drew Goddard Producer(s) David Hyman
Joe Mande
Megan Amram Editor(s) Colin Patton
Matthew Barbato
Eric Kissack Camera setup Single-camera Running time 22 minutes Production company(s)
  • Fremulon
  • 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Universal Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution Release Original network NBC Original release September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) – present External links Website www.nbc.com/the-good-place

The Good Place is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Mike Schur. The series premiered on September 19, 2016 on NBC.

The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a recently deceased young woman who wakes up in the afterlife and is sent by Michael (Ted Danson) to "The Good Place", a heaven-like utopia he designed, in reward for her righteous life. However, she quickly realizes that she was sent there by mistake, and must hide her morally imperfect behavioral past and present. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto co-star as other residents of the Good Place, together with D'Arcy Carden as an artificial being helping the inhabitants.

The Good Place has received critical acclaim since its premiere, with many praising its performances, writing, originality, setting, and tone. On January 30, 2017, NBC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes, which is set to premiere on September 20, 2017, with an hour long premiere, before moving to its normal time slot Thursday at 8:30 pm, beginning September 28, 2017.

Contents
  • 1 Synopsis
  • 2 Cast and characters
    • 2.1 Recurring
  • 3 Series overview
  • 4 Episodes
    • 4.1 Season 1 (2016–17)
  • 5 Production
    • 5.1 Development and casting
    • 5.2 Filming
  • 6 Reception
    • 6.1 Seasonal ratings
    • 6.2 Critical reception
  • 7 Ratings
    • 7.1 Season 1 (2016–17)
    • 7.2 Accolades
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Synopsis

After she is struck and killed by a tractor-trailer carrying a billboard for erectile dysfunction products, a woman named Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is welcomed into the afterlife by Michael (Ted Danson), the facilitator and architect of Eleanor's new neighborhood in a utopia called "The Good Place" (located in sector 12358w). When Michael tells Eleanor she made it into The Good Place for helping innocent clients get off death row, plus other international humanitarian work, she realizes she has been mistaken for someone else who she later finds out has the same name. Additionally, upon arrival, she learns that each person in the good place has a soulmate with whom she or he is matched and (accordingly) with whom she or he will live for eternity.

Hoping to stay in The Good Place, Eleanor must hide her morally imperfect behavioral past from everyone. However, she quickly confesses to her assigned soulmate, Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), a university ethics professor in life who agrees to teach Eleanor to become a better person and avoid eternal torture in "The Bad Place". She also interacts with the people who were rightfully admitted into the Good Place, notably Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil), a wealthy philanthropist who dedicated her life to helping the poor and raised billions through charities, and her soulmate Jianyu Li (Manny Jacinto), a silent Buddhist monk from Taiwan. Michael and the habitants are assisted by Janet (D'Arcy Carden), an artificial woman in charge of helping and informing the habitants.

Each episode features flashbacks to one of the Good Place's residents and her or his perfect and/or imperfect life (done in a light dramatic fashion), and ends with a twist or cliffhanger that leads into the following episode.

Cast and characters
  • Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, a deceased saleswoman from Arizona who entered an afterlife utopia called "The Good Place" (a misnomer as there are many Good Places) after being mistaken for a lawyer by the same name who fought against the death penalty. With the aid of her alleged soulmate, Chidi, she attempts to reform by learning about ethics, believing she still has a chance to earn a legitimate spot in The Good Place.
  • William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye, a deceased ethics professor who was born in Nigeria and raised in Senegal, supposed to be Eleanor's soulmate. He is the first person to learn her secret, and begins teaching her about ethics to reform both her and Jason. Chidi speaks French, but in this afterlife, his speech is translated into whatever languages people who listen to him speak; therefore, he appears to speak English to Eleanor and the audience.
  • Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil, a deceased, wealthy philanthropist who traveled extensively around the world. She was born in Pakistan, raised in England, and went to school in France. Tahani, whose full name means "Congratulations Beautiful," is a seemingly-good-natured soul with a cheerful and helpful attitude. She gradually learns the truth about Eleanor and Jason following Eleanor's arrival. Initially, Eleanor dislikes Tahani, finding her positive attitude and her tendency to name drop obnoxious, but the two eventually become friends.
  • D'Arcy Carden as Janet, a celestial, programmed guide who acts as the neighborhood's main source of information, analogous to an intelligent personal assistant. She is the 25th generation of "Janet" programs like her, dating back to a predecessor featuring a click-wheel. She has infinite knowledge of the universe, can provide residents anything they desire, and details everything of what is happening in the Good Place but does have some flaws in trying to act more human.
    • Carden also plays "Bad Janet", Janet's demonic counterpart from The Bad Place.
  • Manny Jacinto as "Jianyu Li"/Jason Mendoza, a deceased DJ and small-time drug dealer from Florida who was mistaken for a silent Buddhist monk from Taiwan and Tahani's alleged soulmate.
  • Ted Danson as Michael, the architect of the Good Place where Eleanor and her fellow humans reside.
Recurring
  • Adam Scott as Trevor, a sinister figure representing The Bad Place, sent upon Eleanor's true identity being revealed, vowing to take her with him. He leads an entourage of demons that parties endlessly and bullies Michael.
  • Tiya Sircar as the "real" Eleanor Shellstrop, a human rights lawyer mistakenly sent to the Bad Place. She was killed trying to save Eleanor from a traffic accident, causing confusion because the two Eleanors were close to one another and died almost simultaneously.
  • Marc Evan Jackson as Shawn, a powerful Eternal Judge sent to The Good Place to hear Eleanor's fate.
Series overview Season Episodes Originally aired First aired Last aired 1 13 September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) Episodes

According to series creator Schur, the episodes are referred to as "Chapters".

Season 1 (2016–17) No. Title Directed by Written by Featured flashback character Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions) 1 "Everything Is Fine" Drew Goddard Michael Schur Eleanor September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) 8.04 Eleanor Shellstrop wakes up in an afterlife utopia called the "Good Place", where she is welcomed by her "neighborhood" architect Michael. Admission is based on how ethically a deceased person behaved in life, with positive points accrued for ethical decisions and negative points for unethical decisions. Very few people qualify; all else go to an afterlife of torture in the "Bad Place", which, based on "live audio" provided by Michael's robotic assistant Janet, seems synonymous with Hell. Michael praises Eleanor for being a lawyer who helped innocent people off death row, then escorts her to a home designed to her preferences where she can access memories from her life. She is also paired with a soulmate: Chidi, a Senegalese ethics professor. Eleanor tells Chidi that all of Michael's information about her is wrong because the biography, memories, and home preferences are someone else's. Eleanor made a living by knowingly selling a worthless supplement to the sick and elderly and was crass and uncaring. Chidi has a moral crisis over whether or not to help Eleanor, who becomes frustrated and angry at a party hosted by her neighbors, soulmates Tahani and Jianyu. The next morning, the neighborhood is attacked by representations of elements from Eleanor's life and her misbehavior in the Good Place. 2 "Flying" Michael McDonald Alan Yang Eleanor September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) 8.04 Eleanor avoids suspicion in the aftermath of the chaos, while Michael fears he has failed in his first big project. Tahani organizes a clean up day, but anyone who volunteers will miss out on the opportunity to fly. Chidi considers teaching Eleanor to be a good person and forces her to volunteer in order to prove that she has the capacity for selflessness. She does, but she hides the trash to go flying after all, causing a trash storm to occur. Chidi loses faith in her and refuses to help. That night, Eleanor feels guilty and cleans the neighborhood herself. Chidi sees her and agrees to teach her to be good. A note is slipped under Eleanor's door, warning her that she doesn't belong in the Good Place. Flashbacks to Eleanor's life show that she habitually shirked the responsibility of acting as a designated driver. 3 "Tahani Al-Jamil" Beth McCarthy-Miller Aisha Muharrar Eleanor September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22) 5.25 Eleanor suspects Tahani of writing the note but ultimately accepts that Tahani is genuinely good and begins to form a real friendship with her, comforting her over her dissatisfaction with Jianyu's vow of silence. Michael tries to get Chidi to take up a hobby, but Chidi only wants to work on his ethics manuscript. After Michael admits that it is terribly written, he agrees to become Chidi's advisor in rewriting it. Janet cycles through a series of bizarre personalities. Michael recruits Eleanor to help investigate the problems in the neighborhood. That night, Jianyu finally speaks aloud when he tells Eleanor that he wrote the note, explaining that he also doesn't belong in the Good Place. In Eleanor's flashbacks, her boyfriend Andy makes a conscious effort to be good, but Eleanor concludes that being good is pointless and too much work in a world full of bad things. 4 "Jason Mendoza" Payman Benz Joe Mande Jason September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29) 4.45 Jianyu tells Eleanor he is really Jason Mendoza, a Filipino American drug dealer and amateur DJ from Jacksonville, Florida who has gone along with the fiction of being a monk because the supposed vow of silence enables him to avoid detection. Jason decides to express his true identity, while Eleanor and a stunned Chidi try to convince him to stay hidden, fearing Eleanor will also be exposed. Tahani helps plan the gala opening of Patricia's restaurant. When Jason plans to share the real details of his life at the event, Eleanor creates a distraction by destroying Patricia's masterpiece cake, causing a sinkhole to open. Jason agrees to join Chidi's ethics class, but is an even less apt student than Eleanor. Tahani discovers that the sinkhole is growing, not closing as Michael expected. Flashbacks show that Jason Mendoza was hired as a famous DJ's stand-in and was rejected by the crowd when he played his own music. He tells a friend that he longs to be appreciated as his authentic self—and then vandalizes the DJ's boat. 5 "Category 55 Doomsday Crisis" Morgan Sackett Matt Murray Tahani October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) 4.97 Eleanor is pleased that she is learning to be considerate of others, but Chidi is dissatisfied with spending all of his time teaching Eleanor. Michael protects the neighborhood from the sinkhole by quarantining all of the residents. He insists that Eleanor and Chidi host a couple who live near the sinkhole; the observant couple concludes that Chidi is hiding something. Chidi admits he never had a real relationship with a woman before; Eleanor realizes he's disappointed that she's not his true soulmate and decides to be a better friend to him by arranging the exact leisure activities he described to her. Meanwhile, Tahani reads Michael's private documents and learns that she has the second-lowest score in the neighborhood. She tries to raise it by aiding Michael, who has to save her from the sinkhole; he tells her that scores don't change after death and that she should be satisfied to be one of the best people who ever lived. The sinkhole closes after Eleanor's kind gesture and Michael informs her that she must help him uncover the cause. Tahani's flashbacks show that she lived her entire life in the shadow of her sister, Kamilah, finally deciding to live independently after their parents' deaths. 6 "What We Owe to Each Other" Tucker Gates Dylan Morgan & Josh Siegal Eleanor October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13) 4.23 Eleanor distracts Michael from his investigation in order to avoid detection. He tells her that architects don't normally live in neighborhoods; doing so was his own idea and will be discredited by his failure. Meanwhile, Tahani tries to bond with Jianyu, forcing Chidi to go to great lengths to protect Jason's secret. Chidi and Tahani end up bonding, but Tahani ultimately accepts Jianyu as her soulmate after he gives her a gift that Chidi arranged. Michael concludes that he is the cause of the problems and announces his impending departure. In the past, Eleanor ditches house-sitting for a friend in order to attend a Rihanna concert, resulting in her friend's dog suffering a permanent disability; Eleanor doesn't care. 7 "The Eternal Shriek" Trent O'Donnell Megan Amram Chidi October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20) 3.79 Michael announces that his "retirement" will consist of eternal torture. Rather than tell the truth, Eleanor decides to "kill" Janet because only she can initiate Michael's retirement. She and Chidi argue over activating Janet's killswitch and Chidi ends up pushing the button while trying to stop Jason from doing so. Chidi agrees to keep their secret, even though it will make him miserable. Meanwhile, Tahani plans a somber retirement party for Michael; Michael then blames Tahani for distracting him from Janet but soon apologizes. Janet is rebooted with no memories and operates at diminished capacity. Michael announces he will remain in the neighborhood to investigate Janet's murder, which he says means there is a problem beyond himself. Eleanor tells Chidi she loves him, then admits to everyone that she is the problem because she was brought to the Good Place by mistake. In flashbacks, Chidi fibs that he likes a coworker's unattractive boots; he obsesses over the lie for three years and finally confesses after the coworker survives a difficult surgery. 8 "Most Improved Player" Tristram Shapeero Dan Schofield Eleanor October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27) 3.89 Michael interviews Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason about Eleanor and Janet's death. After finally getting Eleanor's file from Janet (who is still re-learning things and had been only producing different types of cacti beforehand), he learns that Eleanor ruined a friend's dress, leading to a lawsuit that bankrupted innocent dry cleaners, public humiliation of the friend, and Eleanor's personal profit via t-shirts insulting her friend. This leads to Michael calling the Bad Place to come pick up Eleanor. A train from the Bad Place arrives, bringing Trevor, a cruel and sleazy representative, to take Eleanor. After Chidi confesses that he killed Janet and that Eleanor is learning to be a better person, Michael and the others arrive at the train station to prevent Trevor from taking Eleanor. Trevor agrees to let the matter be discussed if he can continue to keep the other Eleanor Shellstrop, who was meant for the Good Place and is then led off the train. 9 "...Someone Like Me as a Member" Dean Holland Jen Statsky Eleanor November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03) 3.68 As negotiations begin to determine the fates of the Eleanors, Michael uses Tahani's house as a meeting place only for the Bad Place demons to turn the event into a party where they walk all over Michael, much to Tahani's dismay. Meanwhile, Chidi and the real Eleanor bond over dinner with Eleanor and Trevor. During the main negotiation session, Michael stands up to Trevor and his demons, declaring war on the Bad Place and promising to fight for Eleanor. Trevor promises to get Shawn, an "Eternal Judge", involved. Michael ultimately throws the demons out of the Good Place. That night, Jason finds Tahani in his "meditation room", demanding to know who he really is. In flashbacks, Eleanor is shown to dislike joining social groups. 10 "Chidi's Choice" Linda Mendoza Demi Adejuyigbe Chidi January 5, 2017 (2017-01-05) 3.53 While working together on Eleanor's defense case, Real Eleanor makes Eleanor realize she loves Chidi. Tahani confronts Jason and learns Chidi inspired his kind gestures. Chidi panics when Eleanor and Tahani both tell him they love him. Michael successfully exhorts Chidi to make a decision. Eleanor insists that she and Tahani preserve their friendship, so they spend the rest of the day together. Appreciating Janet's kindness towards him, Jason decides to marry her. Eleanor and Tahani attend the wedding and, when Chidi arrives, Eleanor tells him that her love for him is that of gratitude towards a friend and teacher and Tahani admits she was just on the rebound. Declaring she has thought of a way for Eleanor to stay, Tahani leaves with her. Flashbacks show that a young Chidi wasted an entire recess period unable to pick teammates. Later in life, Chidi's indecisiveness made him unable to act as his best friend Uzo's best man and indirectly led to Chidi's death when an air conditioning unit, which he knocked loose, fell on him while he stood below, unable to choose a bar to visit with Uzo. 11 "What's My Motivation" Lynn Shelton Andrew Law Jason January 12, 2017 (2017-01-12) 3.64 Tahani suggests that Eleanor be allowed to accrue points in the Good Place; starting at -4,000, she must exceed 1,200,000. She performs good deeds and recreates Tahani's welcoming party, winning over her neighbors with humor, but her score only increases when she advises Chidi to respond favorably to Real Eleanor's declaration of love. Eleanor learns that, since her motivation is self-preservation, her actions won't increase her score. She secretly plans to leave the Good Place to become a good person and her score reaches the target. Michael discovers both Jason's identity and his marriage to Janet, who has developed emotions and loves Jason, so Michael decides to reboot her. When Shawn's train arrives, Janet, Jason, and Eleanor hijack it to take them to a "Medium Place". Flashbacks show that Jason suffocated and died in a safe while trying to rob a restaurant with his friend Pillboi, who was placed on probation and not charged in his death. 12 "Mindy St. Claire" Dean Holland Megan Amram & Jen Statsky Eleanor January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) 3.93 Eleanor, Jason, and Janet escape to a "Medium Place" inhabited by Mindy St. Claire (Maribeth Monroe), an 80's attorney who generally led a selfish life, but whose actions just prior to her death led to a massive global charity being formed. Meanwhile, Shawn proceeds with his trial on Eleanor and Jason, with Chidi, Tahani, Michael, and real Eleanor trying to argue in Eleanor's favor. Ultimately, Shawn judges against Eleanor and Jason, decreeing that, if the two don't return, Chidi and Tahani will be sentenced to go to the Bad Place in their stead. Eleanor eventually convinces Jason and Janet to return in order to spare Chidi and Tahani from that fate. Flashbacks show the day of Eleanor's death, the day Eleanor got emancipated from her parents, and various other moments in Eleanor's life. 13 "Michael's Gambit" Michael Schur Michael Schur Michael January 19, 2017 (2017-01-19) 3.93 Just missing Shawn's deadline, Eleanor and Jason return, joining Chidi and Tahani. Shawn decides that they can choose any two of the four to go to the Bad Place. Many arguments are made for who should go and who should stay, with Real Eleanor deciding to take one place. As arguments become more heated and frustrating, Eleanor has an epiphany: the four of them have been torturing each other not by accident but by design, meaning they have been in the Bad Place all along. Michael confesses that this is true; "The Good Place" is a new and elaborate Bad Place neighborhood where Eleanor, Jason, Chidi, and Tahani, the only human inhabitants, were to drive each other to agony. Flashbacks show Michael at his architect job before he created his false "Good Place" and his pitch meeting with Shawn. With his scheme exposed, Michael begs Shawn for a "redo" by blanking their memories and changing some parameters. In a last ditch effort to do something, Eleanor writes a message to smuggle to herself via Janet (a legitimate Good Place Janet whom Michael stole). After the reset, Janet gives Eleanor a piece of paper that reads: "Eleanor - Find Chidi". Production Development and casting

NBC first announced the show on August 13, 2015, when they issued a press release detailing that they had issued the then untitled show a 13-episode order based purely on a pitch by Michael Schur. On January 12, 2016, it was announced that Kristen Bell and Ted Danson had been cast in the lead roles for the series. The first synopsis of the show was also released, stating that the show was set to revolve around Eleanor designing her own self-improvement course with Michael acting as her guide - although the afterlife element had always been a part of the series, as Kristen Bell has stated she was aware of the first-season finale twist when she signed onto the show.

William Jackson Harper was cast as Chris on February 11, 2016, though the character was later renamed to Chidi. Jameela Jamil was cast as Tessa on February 25, 2016, and was later renamed to Tahani. On March 14, 2016, D’Arcy Carden was cast in the final series regular role as Janet Della-Denunzio, a violin salesperson with a checkered past - though the character was completely reworked, she retained her original first name in the series.

The final premise for the show, including the afterlife element, was ultimately announced on May 15, 2016, when NBC announced its schedule for the 2016-17 TV season.

Filming

According to Schur, the premise and idea was to include religious elements into the series after doing research on various faiths and groups, but he decided to scrap the plans, instead going for a concept that included all faiths that was diverse and free of religious views. "I stopped doing research because I realized it’s about versions of ethical behavior, not religious salvation," he says. "The show isn't taking a side, the people who are there are from every country and religion." Schur also points out that the setting (shot in San Marino, California's Huntington Gardens) already had the feeling of a pastiche of different cultures, stating that the neighborhoods will feature people who are part of nondenominational and interdenominational backgrounds that interact with each other regardless of religion.

The series' setting and premises, as well as the serialized cliffhangers were modeled on Lost, a favorite of Schur. One of the first people he called when he developed the series was “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. "I took him to lunch and said, 'We're going to play a game 'Is this anything?'" He then added "I imagine this going in the 'Lost' way," with cliffhangers and future storylines.

The first season's surprise twist, that the Good Place was the Bad Place, and Chidi, Eleanor, Jason and Tahani were the four souls chosen because they were best suited to torture each other indefinitely, is very similar in premise to philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre's stage play No Exit, in which three strangers die, are escorted to a single room by a friendly bellhop where they are informed they must co-exist together, but ultimately determine they are entirely incompatible and thus come to the conclusion that "hell is other people".

The series also features similarities to Parks and Recreation as a series of clues suggested that it is set in the same universe as The Good Place.

The series debuted on Monday, September 19, 2016, but then moved to be aired on Thursday nights at 8:30 pm (EDT).

Reception Seasonal ratings Season Time slot (ET/PT) Episodes Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions) Date Viewers
(in millions) Date Viewers
(in millions) 1 Monday 10:00 pm (Premiere)
Thursday 8:30 pm
(3-13) 13 September 19, 2016 8.04 January 19, 2017 3.93 2016–17 #77 5.72 2 Wednesday 10:00 pm (Premiere)
Thursday 8:30 pm
(3-) 13 September 20, 2017 TBA TBA TBA 2017–18 TBA TBA Critical reception

The Good Place has received positive reviews from television critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 90%, based on 47 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Kristen Bell and Ted Danson knock it out of the park with supremely entertaining, charming performances in this absurd, clever and whimsical portrayal of the afterlife." On Metacritic, the season has a score of 78 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

The editors of TV Guide placed The Good Place second among the top ten picks for the most anticipated new shows of the 2016–17 season. In its review from writer Liam Matthews, "NBC's new comedy has an impressive pedigree" (referring to Mike Schur, and stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, the latter cited as "arguably the greatest sitcom actor of all time"). Matthews concludes that "The hope is that their combined star power can restore NBC's tarnished comedy brand to its former glory. It won't be the next Friends, but it's something even better: a network comedy that feels different than anything that's come before."

Ratings Season 1 (2016–17) No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49) Viewers
(millions) DVR
(18–49) DVR viewers
(millions) Total
(18–49) Total viewers
(millions) 1 "Everything Is Fine" September 19, 2016 2.3/8 8.04 1.2 3.65 3.5 11.69 2 "Flying" September 19, 2016 2.3/8 8.04 1.2 3.65 3.5 11.69 3 "Tahani Al-Jamil" September 22, 2016 1.4/5 5.25 N/A 2.39 N/A 7.64 4 "Jason Mendoza" September 29, 2016 1.3/5 4.45 0.8 2.24 2.1 6.68 5 "Category 55 Doomsday Crisis" October 6, 2016 1.4/5 4.97 0.8 2.01 2.2 6.98 6 "What We Owe to Each Other" October 13, 2016 1.2/5 4.23 0.8 N/A 2.0 N/A 7 "The Eternal Shriek" October 20, 2016 1.0/4 3.79 0.8 2.02 1.8 5.80 8 "Most Improved Player" October 27, 2016 1.2/4 3.89 0.7 N/A 1.9 N/A 9 "...Someone Like Me as a Member" November 3, 2016 1.2/5 3.68 0.6 N/A 1.8 N/A 10 "Chidi's Choice" January 5, 2017 1.0/4 3.53 0.7 1.61 1.7 5.14 11 "What's My Motivation" January 12, 2017 1.1/4 3.64 0.7 1.71 1.8 5.35 12 "Mindy St. Claire" January 19, 2017 1.1/4 3.93 0.7 N/A 1.8 N/A 13 "Michael's Gambit" January 19, 2017 1.1/4 3.93 0.7 N/A 1.8 N/A Accolades Year Award Category Recipient Result 2016 TV Guide Most Exciting TV Series The Good Place Runner-up Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series The Good Place Won IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Comedy Series Nominated 2017 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Fantasy Television Series Nominated Gold Berby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Ted Danson Nominated People's Choice Awards Favorite New Comedy Series The Good Place Nominated Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Nominated Outstanding New Program Nominated Individual Achievement in Comedy Kristen Bell Nominated Saturn Awards Best Fantasy Television Series The Good Place Nominated References
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The Good Place: Season One
The Good Place: Season One
Welcome! Everything Is Fine. What happens when we die? It’s a question everyone has asked, since the beginning of time. But when Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars) dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing; full of frozen yogurt, soulmates, and wonderful people who have done incredible things with their lives. It is absolutely perfect. The only problem is Eleanor isn’t supposed to be in The Good Place. In fact, her life decisions wouldn’t have even gotten her close. But due to a clerical error, she’s been given someone else’s reward and now has to struggle with being good in order to make sure her secret isn’t discovered. From Michael Schur, executive producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks And Recreation, comes the hilarious first season of this original new comedy co-starring Ted Danson (Cheers).

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