The Good Place is set to air its fourth and final season

Bad news for fans of the afterlife fantasy comedy. NBC’s The Good Place won’t be returning after its fourth season. The move to cancel the show follows its gradually declining viewership despite positive reviews.

The hit series starring Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop follows her story when she mistakenly arrives in a utopian neighborhood in her afterlife.

News of the show’s ending comes from Michael Schur, the creator, and showrunner. Schur took to The Good Place’s Twitter feed to make the announcement. In the Tweet, Schur explains that the show’s run of just 50 episodes “was the right lifespan”. Despite the temptation to go over that episode count, Schur and the writing staff insisted not to in order to avoid stagnation. Read his full statement below:

While most fans are disappointed to see The Good Place go, others are in agreement with Schur. One fan wrote “I would rather this brilliant, special half hour of American network television (copyright @MarcEvanJackson) go out on its own terms than being dragged out for ages. Thanks to @KenTremendous and team, and @nbc. I can’t wait!”

Another fan expressed their admiration for the creative staff of the show saying:

“I always applaud creators and writers who choose to end a show on their terms rather than let the hype and demand strain them of creativity. Can’t wait for your next projects in the future”

It looks like toxic fandom isn’t everywhere after all. Unlike fans of a certain HBO show, the fans of The Good Place will take the show’s end in good stride.

Ben Hornery
Ben Hornery
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.
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