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"The Good Place" is heading for the television afterlife. The acclaimed NBC comedy will end after a fourth and final season, creator Mike Schur revealed on Friday.

Schur made the announcement during a panel discussion at the Television Academy in Hollywood.

“After 'The Good Place' was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” he said.

"Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan."

And though Schur and the writers considered continuing beyond Season 4, they wanted to go out on a high note.

“At the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last,” he said.

The show stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden.

The Season 3 finale found Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason returning to their old Bad Place neighborhood to prove they belong in the Good Place by helping others become better people.

As for Season 4, Schur said, "It’s a bullet train it doesn’t slow down for anything."