NBC’s The Good Place has quickly become a favorite among fans. Its second season premiered back in September, but to viewers’ dismay, it’s been placed on hiatus. So, when does the show come back to TV? According to sources across the web, the series will return on Dec. 28!
One of the stars of the show, Kristen Bell, recently talked to Men’s Journal about her TV habits. “[My ideal date night is] binge-watching good TV,” she told the mag. “We say, ‘Are you ready to party tonight?’ That means ride the couch. I enjoy forcing people to be festive, so a show like Game of Thrones that has great character dress-up cosplay is ideal. We go to the church of John Oliver. We never miss a 60 Minutes. I love the long-form documentary episodes on Frontline. We watch a lot of Real Sports, Stranger Things, Ozark, Fargo. I really love murder porn, like Dateline and the S-Town podcast. I’m fascinated by people who come unhinged.”
If you like binge-watching as much as Kristen, you’re in luck, because the first season of The Good Place is available to stream on Netflix! But, if you’re already up-to-date on the hit sitcom, you know all about the twist in the Season 1 finale. Kristen’s character Eleanor realizes the reason she and her friends Chidi, Jason, and Tahani don’t like the Good Place is because they’re actually in the Bad Place. Michael Schur, the creator of the series, actually kept that secret from the cast as well!
“Their performances were going to be exactly what they should be without knowing it, so it didn’t seem like there was any actual benefit to telling them outside of, like, friendship,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I sort of rolled the dice on the idea that they wouldn’t hate me if I didn’t tell them until later… In a show about ethics and morality, I did stop and check in with myself every once in a while, like, ‘What is the ethics of this?,’ and I decided it wasn’t really an ethical issue. It was a creative issue and that made me feel better about the decision.” Anyone else impatient for the next big twist?!