“The Good Place” to End After Season 4

Kristen Bell and William Jackson Harper in "The Good Place"

The Good Place will end with its forthcoming fourth season. 

News of the cancelation was announced Friday night at the series’ panel during the Television Academy by series creator/executive producer Michael Schur. 

“After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show. Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons—just over 50 episodes—was the right lifespan. At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.”

The series follows a group of humans in the afterlife. It stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, William Jackson Harper, and Jameela Jamil.

The Good Place returns for its final season this fall on NBC.