NBC renews acclaimed fantasy sitcom The Good Place for Season 2

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May 3, 2017, 11:20 AM EDT (Updated)

We have some forking good news.

NBC has announced an early renewal for the acclaimed sitcom The Good Place, which follows a group of recently deceased people trying to figure out the afterlife in "The Good Place." The show will officially return in the fall with a new run of 13 episodes.

The series proved to be one of the quirkiest and most ambitious comedies of the year, and critics pretty much went bonkers over the show (for good reason). The first season ended with one heck of a twist (seriously, it was one of the best episodes of television this year), so Season 2 should be well worth the wait. 

"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," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. "We absolutely can't wait to see where these characters go, literally, in Season 2. A big thank you to Mike, the writers and cast for delivering a series in which we all take such enormous pride."

Along with being generally hilarious, The Good Place also features the terrific cast of Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto. 

If you missed the first season, go back and binge it before the fall. At 13 episodes, it's a quick watch, and well worth the time if you even remotely like the sweet spot between funny and weird.