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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Star Trek Picard Props and Costume Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a tour of the props and costumes from the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. Plus, get some laughs from the blooper reel for the third season of The Good Place, and Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon recreate The NeverEnding Story musical moment from the final episode of season three of Stranger Things. Read More »

2019 Emmy Nominations

It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.

The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.

Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

The Good Place Season 4

Mike Schur has given us comedy magic on NBC for years. From The Office to Parks and Recreation, he’s been a network staple that has brought endless laughs and touching moments to the small screen. That continued in a whole new way in recent years with The Good Place, a show that is every bit as funny as the aforementioned comedies, but also as philosophically compelling and narratively surprising as a show like LOST. Unfortunately, all that will come to an end with the show’s upcoming fourth season. Read More »

david schwartz clip

David Schwartz has a knack for composing memorable music for very funny shows. He’s spent the last two decades creating music for several TV titles, including The Good PlaceArrested Development and VEEP. In an exclusive clip below, Schwartz breaks down the elements from the scores of those three shows, utilizing unexpected instrumentation.

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The Good Place Ending

Michael Schur, the creator and showrunner of NBC’s ambitious philosophical comedy The Good Place, has never been shy about acknowledging the inspiration he found in ABC’s seminal sci-fi action drama Lost. Though the two shows, on the face of it, would seem to be wildly different, you can not only spot references to Lost in The Good Place, but Schur both consulted with Lost co-showrunner Damon Lindelof  early in the run of the comedy, and Lost writer Drew Goddard has directed a handful of episodes, including the pilot.

There’s one more place in which The Good Place needs to find some inspiration from Lost, though, and hopefully soon: it’s time for The Good Place to announce its end date.

This post contains major spoilers for all three seasons of The Good Place.

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Movies With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Universal acclaim is hard to come by. Even the most beloved film or TV show will have a few detractors. But every now and then, certain titles come along that end up without a single negative review…on Rotten Tomatoes, at least. As 2018 draws to a close, here are the handful of this year’s lucky TV shows and movies with 100% Rotten Tomatoes scores.

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The Favourite Review

The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »

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The Good Place season 4

Great news for people who love great television: The Good Place has been renewed for a fourth season at NBC. The beloved comedy, which is headlined by Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is one of the best and most surprising shows on the air right now, and we’re thrilled to hear it’s coming back. Read More »