THE GOOD PLACE -- "Team Cockroach" Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) William Jackson Harper as Chidi, Jameela Jamil as Tahani, Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, Manny Jacinto as Jianyu -- (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)After the first season of "The Good Place" ended on a major twist, NBC tortured fans for far too long before renewing the show for season two. Now, thankfully, the network has decided to skip that eternal wait, and has handed out an early season three order to the forking hilarious sitcom.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, season three has been confirmed to consist of 13 episodes, just like the first two seasons. There's no word yet on when it will debut, but it's likely to once again premiere in the fall TV season, sometime next year.

"The Good Place" has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed and audience beloved comedies on television, thanks to its unique premise -- a group of four people think they've mistakenly been sent to the heavenly afterlife known as The Good Place, when really (SPOILER ALERT), they're being tortured in The Bad Place -- and rapid-fire, ridiculously silly jokes. (Even its gag reel is perfection.) Its success makes sense, considering it stars comedy legend Ted Danson ("Cheers") and the bubbly and biting Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars," "Frozen"), and was created by Mike Schur, who also brought us "Parks and Recreation."

NBC also handed out early renewals to hit drama "This Is Us," and the "Will and Grace" revival series. Looks like "The Good Place" will be in good company next season.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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The Good Place
NBCTVPGSeptember 19, 2016
Based on 32 critics

When Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in the afterlife, she's both relieved and surprised that she's made it into the Good Place. But it doesn't take long for Eleanor to... Read More

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