NBC announced yesterday that its afterlife comedy The Good Place will be returning for a fourth season. That news comes a no surprise even though its same day ratings are down year over year. It is performing below the network’s ratings average based on non-sports, non-special, non-repeat programming, but it airs on highly competitive Thursdays and at least brings in steady viewership for the network on that night. This one also typically doubles its same day ratings when the Live+7 delayed viewing numbers are tallied. The Good Place has been critically acclaimed since its first season and I have considered it a decent renewal candidate all Fall despite its numbers being down from last year. The network has not announced how many episodes the fourth season will have, but I expect it will thirteen like previous seasons. This one does not get the twenty two episode order that is typical of a broadcast network show because it is more expensive to produce than the average sitcom. It will go on its Winter break after this Thursday’s episode and then will return in January to air its final three third season episodes.
The Good Place follows a woman who dies and goes to the “good place” by accident and tries to act appropriately so that she does not end up getting sent to the “bad place”. It stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Ted Danson.
The Fall season is in the final stretch now so expect more updates and announcements to be made over the next month or so. We are also still waiting to hear word on some of last season’s shows like Humans, SuperMansion and Into the Badlands. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.