Fans of freshman NBC comedy "The Good Place" have reason to shout "Fork yeah!" today: The series has just been renewed for a second season.
While the show, created by "Parks and Recreation" mastermind Mike Schur, wasn't a ratings juggernaut by any means, it was a critical darling and buzzy fan favorite that stood out among more formulaic comedic fare that debuted this TV season. The high-concept "Good Place" -- about a morally bankrupt woman (Kristen Bell) who mistakenly winds up in the titular heaven-like afterlife, and must then convince the man in charge (Ted Danson) that she deserves to stay -- recently ended its first season with a major, mind-blowing plot twist that desperately cried out for resolution (and more episodes).
After making viewers wait an excruciating 11 days for news, NBC finally announced on Monday that it would indeed be renewing the series.
"Mike Schur has always had one of the most fertile and imaginative minds in comedy, but what he brought us with the first season of 'The Good Place' was just extraordinary," said NBC president Jennifer Salke in a statement. "We absolutely can't wait to see where these characters go, literally, in season two. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride."
Season two of "The Good Place" will consist of 13 episodes, just like season one. No word yet on a premiere date, but it will likely debut sometime during the fall TV season.