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Old 01-13-16, 05:02 PM
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New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"



Kristen Bell and Ted Danson have a new Place on NBC.

The network announced Tuesday that Bell and Danson would be starring in the upcoming Good Place, a new comedy developed by Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur.

Bell will play Eleanor, a New Jersey woman "who comes to realize that she hasnít 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 is set to star as Michael, who, "through an unlikely set of circumstances," will be Eleanor's guide through her self-improvement journey. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the show.

Danson's move to the NBC sitcom puts the future of the last remaining CSI series in jeopardy on CBS.
Parks and Rec creator and Kirsten Bell seem like a winning combination. Not sure about Ted Danson, but I'll take it...
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

Between Bored to Death and Fargo, I'm officially a Danson-Machine*.

*That's the name I'm trying to get going for Ted Danson fans. Feel free to spread it around/print t-shirts/tattoo it on your forehead.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

I like both Kristen Bell and Ted Danson so will probably check this out.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Between Bored to Death and Fargo, I'm officially a Danson-Machine*.

*That's the name I'm trying to get going for Ted Danson fans. Feel free to spread it around/print t-shirts/tattoo it on your forehead.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

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I like both Kristen Bell and Ted Danson so will probably check this out.
Same here.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

not crazy about Bell, but love Danson in everything. and creators of Parks and Rec. have me plum giddy!
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

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not crazy about Bell, but love Danson in everything. and creators of Parks and Rec. have me plum giddy!
But this means the first season will be terrible, and they'll hit their stride in the second season?
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

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But this means the first season will be terrible, and they'll hit their stride in the second season?
sure. why not. Seinfeld was uneven in beginning.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

So what about House of Lies?
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

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So what about House of Lies?
Different filming schedules, so she could feasibly do both. But, it's been rumored that this upcoming season of House of Lies could be the last one.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

He turns 69 this year, thankfully he isn't british.
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Re: New NBC Comedy w/Kirsten Bell from Parks & Rec creator ordered: "Good Place"

Kirsten Bell? Count me out!! I'm not stupid enough to fall this old switch and bait technique.
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The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16




"THE GOOD PLACE"

(X) "PILOT / FLYING" ORIGINAL

09/19/2016 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : ELEANOR SHELLSTROP DISCOVERS "THE GOOD PLACE" IN THE SERIES PREMIERE - Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe. ELEANOR TRIES TO PROVE SHE IS "GOOD" - Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood. D'Arcy Carden also stars.



1 Hour Premiere tonight after The Voice. 2 episodes back to back.





This has gotten mostly positive reviews thus far.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Reviews look good, i'll be tuning in...
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Doesn't look interesting to me. But I will watch it because of Bell. If I can watch 5 seasons of House of Lies...I can check this out.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in a Mike Schur created show gives this one quite a bit of rope for me.

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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Yeah the premise of this doesn't inspire much confidence, but I'll check it out because of who's involved.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

I thought it was pretty good. Ill keep tuning in.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Not a bad start. I'll stick with it for a while.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Nice to see something a little more quirky and not just another random group of people who work at a bar or live near each other as a show setting. Kristen Bell is pretty much spot on perfect casting for this sort of role but then maybe I'm blinded by being a fan.

My only issue with the show is I guess they are going to run it after Superstore and for whatever reason I can't stand watching Superstore. Then again I guess that's why we have DVR systems.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

I love Kristen Bell so much.

I only watched the first part, but I enjoyed it. It was different, and that is welcomed.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

I didn't like this. No likeable characters. I suspect it will not last long.
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I liked it... an enjoyable fun watch. I'm curious how they can stretch out the premise over multiple seasons if it's successful, as they seemed to cover a lot of ground just in two episodes. The flashbacks are a good idea, to keep the connection to bad Eleanor even as she makes progress. I like the chemistry between Eleanor and Ariana Grande, and Ted Danson seems to be channeling a somewhat straighter Tim Gunn.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

I'll give it a couple more episodes, but so far this is hitting my tolerance levels for Kristen Bell. She seems especially annoying in this role. I don't see how there are people that really love her.
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Re: The Good Place (NBC) -- S: Danson, Bell -- Season 1 Thread -- Premieres 9/19/16

Some great sight and verbal gags, but not seeing how this can be sustained past one season.

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