Kristen Bell’s The Good Place renewed by NBC for season 3

NBC won’t be pulling the plug on all-knowing AI Janet, or The Good Place, any time soon!

Kristen Bell’s heavenly comedy series has been picked up for the Peacock Network for a third season, which will comprises 13 all-new episodes.

The Good Place is the latest NBC comedy hit for Michael Schur, whose previous work with the network includes all-time classics The Office and Parks and Recreation.

He’s also one of the team behind Fox’s Golden Globe-winning police procedural comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg and Terry Crews.

The Good Place stars Kristen Bell as a genuinely awful human being person who ends up in a heavenly after-life due to a clerical error. Or so she thought…

Bell’s brilliant ensemble cast includes former T4 presenter Jameela Jamil, three-time Golden Globe Award winner Ted Danson, Parks and Rec veterans Adam Scott and Jason Mantzoukas, and Broad City alum D’Arcy Carden as the relentlessly cheerful automated concierge Janet.

The critically-acclaimed comedy is coming off perhaps its biggest twist ever, which even the cast have admitted came as a huge surprise. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil it!

“Their performances were going to be exactly what they should be without knowing it, so it didn’t seem like there was any actual benefit to telling them outside of, like, friendship,” Schur recently said of that aforementioned top-secret twist.

“I sort of rolled the dice on the idea that they wouldn’t hate me if I didn’t tell them until later…”

The Good Place season two continues airing on NBC in the US on Thursday, January 4 at 8.30pm ET. The second season is also streaming on Netflix in the UK.

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