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'The Good Place' Set for a Great Finale

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By J. Atkin

January will mark a new year, maybe a new you, but definitely a new 90 minute “The Good Place” episode for the quirky comedies much-anticipated series finale. If that’s not enough NBC has also set up a special episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” who will sit down the the stars of the series, Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, Jameela Jamil and William Jackson Harper to discuss everything and anything as the team looks back on the hysterical series as a whole. When exactly in the new year will this “Good” extravaganza take place? Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 30 beginning at 8:30 pm.

While “The Good Place” was never the largest numbers hit for NBC, the show has always been a darling with critics and does have its own very devoted and very adoring fan base. The show has also been nominated for multiple Emmy awards including for best comedy, best writing for a comedy, and acting nods for both stars Ted Danson, and guest Maya Rudolph. The half-hour comedy comes to an end after its fourth season, and everyone is overjoyed the team has been given the time, space, and freedom, to tell the story both the premise and the audience demanded. The plot has come a long way from its pilot that found the not so “good” Kristen Bell accidentally in a good place despite a less than good life while she was down on earth.

Together the episodes create a much larger and more interesting, and important story. There is a reason each episode is titled as a chapter, they are all pieces that together create the greater narrative. With only four seasons there is still time for any viewer to catch up before the series takes its final bow. It’s a great show, and it’s genuinely funny, and it might just be worth it if you’re looking for something that has a solid history of being completely enjoyable to watch.

It doesn’t have all the years behind it that “Cheers” did, but it still has Ted Danson, and he’s a reason to watch all on his own. But the show really is an ensemble piece, and everyone is forking awesome (if you know what that means). We’ve still got time before January, so make sure you keep up with the final season of “The Good Place,” every Thursday on NBC at 8:30 pm.

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