There is a doorway. At some point, we all have to step through that doorway, and explore beyond what our lives have to offer us. It’s impossible to know what’s beyond the doorway until we step through it — it could lead to a new, ethereal plane of existence, or it could lead to a grim blackness, a vast and infinite nothingness that puts a cruel period on the sentence of life. That, at least, is how the truest version of the afterlife was envisioned in the final episodes of two very distinctive, very bold, and now concluded comedies, Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and NBC’s The Good Place. Though each of these shows envisioned the end as something tangible, they did so in striking and divergent ways, with the animated show winding up as a top-to-bottom success.

This post contains spoilers for the final seasons, and final episodes, of both shows.

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The Good Place Finale

Major spoilers for The Good Place follow.

Imagine pitching a half-hour sitcom like so: our main character wakes up dead. She’s in heaven. But here’s the thing: she’s a real piece of crap. 

Of course, there’s so much more to Michael Schur’s The Good Place, the NBC comedy that ended its four-season run last night. It’s a universe- and century-spanning epic of cosmic proportions, told in fifty brightly colored, bizarrely conceived, half-hour increments. It’s the story of a love that survives the relentless advance of time, a Miltonesque battle between good and evil, a celestial examination of where humanity stands in the measureless universe, and a covert lesson in moral philosophy. And, not for nothing, it’s also very, very funny.

But above all it’s two simple questions: what do we owe each other? And can we be better?

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the good place series finale coming to theaters

Holy forking shirtballs! The Good Place is ascending from our TV sets to the big screen. The series finale of the Mike Schur NBC comedy is coming to theaters at Alamo Drafthouse Theaters across the nation for one night this month.

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The Good Place Season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • We’re in for a crazy, jaw-dropping cameo on this final Good Place season! (But we don’t know who it is yet)
  • USA is making a show about the guys who created Doom.
  • Claws renewed for fourth and final season.
  • Dear White People renewed for fourth and final season, too.
  • Get your first look at Primal.
  • Snowpiercer TV show, which left TNT for TBS, goes back to TNT again.
  • Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren are teaming for a TV project.

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The Good Place Season 4 Clip

We’ve seen very little of the fourth season of The Good Place so far, but thankfully, with the premiere of the final season coming this week, we’ve got a clip from the show’s latest reboot. But we won’t set it up here, because that would dive into spoiler territory for the third season, and maybe you’re still catching up for this week’s premiere. Otherwise, proceed to watch The Good Place season 4 clip below. Read More »

The Good Place Featurette

Next week brings the beginning of the final season of The Good Place. After last season’s (kinda) cliffhanger ending, fans are eager to see if Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jason (Manny Jacinto), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) can prove that people can be good. But before we start the end of this journey, a new featurette from the recent Paley Center special paying tribute to series features Mike Schur explaining how the series came to be. Watch below! Read More »

the good place digital series

We’ve spent three seasons watching four not-so-great people learning to be good, but sometimes it’s just so fun to be bad. At least, there’s a lot of comedy to be mined out of the ridiculously evil, as The Good Place fans have delighted to learn every time Marc Evan Jackson‘s Shawn has appeared onscreen. As we prepare for the end times, we’re going to get a whole lot more of this deadpan demon in a new The Good Place digital series called The Selection

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The Good Place Season 4 First Look

As we learned over the summer, The Good Place is coming to an end with the upcoming fourth season. Thankfully, the show wasn’t canceled by NBC, but creator Michael Schur just thought now was the best time to finish the story on his own terms. We haven’t seen any new footage from the show’s final season, but thankfully, that changed today.

The Good Place season 4 first look has arrived, and it’s basically a featurette taking us behind the scenes of the final season, as well as a reminder of what happened at the end of the third season (spoiler alert), and a glimpse at some of the new elements in play after yet another gamechanging finale. Watch below! Read More »

the good place one-hour special

The Good Place is ending, because we all live in the Bad Place. But as the saying goes: don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. We were lucky to have this show, and to honor the series’ impending send-off, The Paley Center for Media and NBC have teamed for The Good Place one-hour special, which will air on the network next month.

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The Good Place Ending

The summer 2019 Television Critics Association press tour ended with a final panel for the fourth season of The Good Place on NBC. Good Place fans were sad when Mike Schur announced at an FYC panel earlier this summer that the fourth season would be the last. The Good Place cast had a love-fest at Comic-Con with fans saying emotional goodbyes.

Many of the plans for the final season have been discussed through Schur’s final season interviews and all the panels and interviews the cast has done. However, Schur addressed one new angle on The Good Place during the TCA panel. Here’s how his goal for the show (spoiler warning for the first three seasons), and therefore the finale, changed while Schur was writing The Good Place

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