November 21, 2017

NBC announced today that The Good Place has been renewed for a third season. The good news comes midway through the comedy's sophomore run, which has so far continued to draw solid ratings for the network on Thursday nights in the 8:30pm time slot.

Created by Michael Schur, who is also responsible for co-creating the likes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation, The Good Place stars Kirsten Bell as a woman of questionable character who mistakenly ends up in a seemingly-ideal afterlife akin to heaven. Ted Danson also stars as the architect who created the community in which she lives.

Premiering last year as part of the network's fall lineup, The Good Place was a modest, yet reliable, performer over the course of its freshman run. The show airs in a shortened 13-episode format, which was always the plan to accommodate its storytelling structure. Keeping with that trend, NBC has ordered another 13 episodes for Season 3, which is expected to premiere next fall.

For now, look for Season 2 to resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018.