Parks and Recreation enjoyed a damn-near perfect run over its seven seasons, so it's great news that creator Mike Schur is (relatively) quickly following it up with another NBC sitcom, titled Good Place and ordered straight to series.
Good Place will star Parks and Rec guest star and utter delight Kristen Bell and excellent small-screen presence Ted Danson, and it sounds pretty swell:
TVLine has learned that the TV vets will star in Good Place, NBC’s straight-to-series sitcom that centers on Bell’s character Eleanor, a New Jersey woman who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior.
Danson plays Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.
I firmly believe that Parks and Recreation, Veronica Mars and Cheers are some of the greatest television series of all time, and a combination of the three has me walking on air. Schur writes my favorite type of comedy, weird and kind-hearted, a tricky balance that veterans Bell and Danson should be able to skate with ease.