Michael Schur’s The Good Place will be back for a second season
On the heels of the series’ impressive debut season, NBC has today revealed that it will be heading back to The Good Place! The critically-acclaimed comedy delivered a major surprise in the season one finale and the network has now confirmed another 13 episodes of the Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation) series. If you haven’t yet had a chance to discover The Good Place, you can check out the pilot episode in the player below.
“Mike Schur has always had one of the most fertile and imaginative minds in comedy,” says NBC President Jennifer Salke, “but what he brought us with the first season of ‘The Good Place’ was just extraordinary. “We absolutely can’t wait to see where these characters go, literally, in season two. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride.”
In its rookie season, The Good Place has averaged a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” figures from Nielsen Media Research, improving the timeslot by +36% over NBC’s Thursday 8:30 average last season. The show’s Jan. 19 season finale delivered 5.2 million viewers after three days of time-shifted and video-on-demand viewing, for the show’s biggest L+3 audience since Oct. 27.
The Good Place has also generated a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 135 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).
In addition to executive producing, Schur serves as writer and showrunner. David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard also executive produce. The Good Place is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.