‘The Good Place’ is going to TV’s good place after next season

WELL, FORK. The Good Place is ending after this upcoming fourth season.

But you know, I’m fine with this. The concept of this show is very limited in scope and you don’t want the writers dragging it out for fan service. You’ve served us well, Show. I can’t wait to see how you tie it all up.

Lisa Vanderpump is officially done with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after nine seasons. And as opposed to the story above, I AM NOT OK WITH THIS AT ALL. I can only hope that she’s leaving so that she can make a triumphant return in a couple of seasons down the road.

Oh, so Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor of the Central Park Five, refused to talk to the producers of When They See Us if they spoke to the Central Park Five, too? Huh! Wonder why. Meanwhile, Joshua Jackson suggests we should call them “The Exonerated Five.”


The Austin Television Festival was this weekend:

Yeah, I didn’t think Alec Baldwin was done with Trump, we couldn’t be so lucky.

Five things to expect from the next season of This Is Us.

Lee Daniels claims that Star will receive closure. I suppose that means there will be some sort of cross-over episode?

Oh, Kylie, what are you doing, girl?

Now North Carolina is disputing that report that Swamp Thing was canceled because of a fuck-up with a tax break, claiming that they don’t even have $40 million set aside for ALL tax rebates, much less for one project. Meanwhile, James Wan has no idea why it was canceled:

The Tonys were last night — if Broadway is your thang, but you didn’t watch for some reason, here are the winners.

The best part of The Tonys wasn’t broadcast last night. The delightful Billy Porter was invited by host James Corden to do some karaoke during a commercial break and it is the best thing you’ll watch today:

While we’re talking about non-televised performances, here are the Sesame Street Muppets performing an NPR Tiny Desk Concert in honor of their 50th anniversary. I’m not going to lie, every time I hear “Sing,” I tear up a little bit. Nostalgia is a bitch.

And here is Vampire Weekend playing the Parks and Recreation theme in a concert in Indiana: 

Congratulations to Chris Pratt and Katharine Schwarzenegger.

Congratulations also to The 100 stars, Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley.


Pauley Perrette is not returning to NCIS anytime soon:

After tweeting this, Perrette followed up with a tweet that included photos of a crew member’s stitches with the caption, “You think I didn’t expect blow back? You got me wrong. THIS happened To my crew member and I fought like hell to keep it from happening again! To protect my crew! And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!?and I lost my job.” She has since taken this tweet down. According to TMZ, Mark Harmon’s dog attacked an NCIS crew member, an incident that prompted Perrette to leave the series.

What I find particularly interesting about this whole mess is that Perrette continues to work with CBS — it’s the network for her new comedy debuting in the 2019-2020 season. I personally don’t know that I would return to the network that forced me to leave my job to avoid being with someone I was terrified of; I don’t know that I would have confidence that they would address future workplace concerns. But maybe her new show was some sort of deal she struck with the network. Who knows.

At something called the “Produced By” conference, Michael Douglas credited the #MeToo movement for “bringing women into our industry more than ever before,” before basically arguing, “Not All Men:”  “I think it’s also time to be kind to each other. We know there have been some mistakes by a lot of people or some people but I don’t think it’s a large population. I do feel that it’s important to remember we all mutually love this process and to be kind to each other.” So while it’s great he thinks #MeToo is important, let’s calm down with all the applause for him.


  • Good Bones has been renewed at HGTV.
  • Lamput has been renewed by Cartoon Network.


In Development

  • The novel Bunny is being developed into a series by AMC.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Succession returns on HBO in August.
  • Sherman’s Showcase will debut on IFC on July 31.
  • Undone is coming to Amazon Prime soon. It looks very trippy.
  • Dark returns on Netflix on June 21.


Robert Earle, Moderator on College Bowl

Max Saines, Endeavor TV executive

Bushwick Bill, Houston rapper and member of the Geto Boys


Note: No Bachelorette tonight — it has been moved to tomorrow night thanks to sportsball.

Gentleman Jack: Lister is forced to choose between staying in Europe and returning home in the season finale. 9 p.m., HBO

80s movie marathon: Get your nostalgia on with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, and Top Gun. 7 p.m., Sundance 

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley, Brian Tyree Henry, the National
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers: Steve Buscemi, Zosia Mamet, Noah Kahan
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Ash Carter
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Mark Hamill, Bradley Whitford, Lewis Capaldi
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Will Arnett, Ali Wong, King Calaway
  • The Daily Show: Danielle Brooks
  • Conan: Adam Sandler
  • Watch What Happens Live: Laura Linney, John Cena


MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC NBA Finals Game
CBS The Neighborhood
Man with a Plan
Magnum P.I.
CW Masters of Illusion Masters of Illusion The Big Stage The Big Stage Local
FOX Beat Shazam
So You Think You Can Dance
NBC American Ninja Warrior

One thought on “‘The Good Place’ is going to TV’s good place after next season

  1. When The Good Place started I couldn’t see how they could manage a second season since the scope was so limited and finite. But they did. And a third, now a fourth. I feel confident they could do a fifth or more, but I would hate to see the quality drop off. When do we start making guesses as to how it will end?

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