S3 E7 | 11/08/18
The Worst Possible Use of Free Will
From creator Michael Schur ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation" and "Master of None") comes a unique comedy about what makes a good person. The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell, "House of Lies," "Veronica Mars"), an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place (which is definitely where she belongs). While hiding in plain sight from Good Place Architect Michael (Ted Danson - "Cheers," "CSI" - in an Emmy Award-nominated performance), she's determined to shed her old way of living and earn her spot.
The first two seasons featured surprise after surprise and twist after twist, including a world-upending Season 1 finale that threw everything up in the air. At the end of Season 2, Michael appeared in front of the Judge (Maya Rudolph, also Emmy nominated) to argue that the humans may have been judged unfairly and deserve a second chance. With a snap of her fingers, the Judge sent the humans back to Earth, in a new timeline where they never died.
Also seeking redemption, along with Eleanor, are Senegalese philosopher Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper, "Paterson"), who is tortured by decision-making; elegant Pakistani-British socialite Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil, "Playing It Straight"); and dance-obsessed Floridian Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto, "The Romeo Section"). Michael is aided by Janet (D'Arcy Carden, "Broad City"), a human-esque repository for all of the knowledge in the universe.
In addition to executive producing, Schur also serves as writer and showrunner. David Miner ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "30 Rock"), Morgan Sackett ("Parks and Recreation," "Veep") and Drew Goddard (Oscar-nominated writer of "The Martian") also executive produce.
"The Good Place" is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Episodes available for purchase.
Day & Time
Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c
September 27, 2018
Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, D'Arcy Carden
Michael Schur, David Miner, Morgan Sackett, Drew Goddard
Drew Goddard (pilot), Michael McDonald, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Payman Benz, Tucker Gates, Trent O’Donnell, Tristram Shapeero, Dean Holland, Morgan Sackett, Linda Mendoza, Lynn Shelton, Michael Schur
Aisha Muharrar, Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan
David Hyman, Joe Mande, Megan Amram
Andrew Law, Demi Adejuyigbe, Daniel Schofield
Director of Photography
Barry Peterson (pilot), David Miller
Colin Patton, Matthew Barbato
Los Angeles, California
Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment