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The Good Place Will Wrap Next Season

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NBC’s The Good Place, one of the most critically lauded sitcoms on television, will conclude after its fourth season. The show’s official social media accounts posted a message from creator Michael Schur Friday night announcing the series’ end. Though it’s sad news for fans of the show, Schur said that the finale was planned long in advance, so viewers won’t have to endure a hastily cobbled together ending.

"After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory," wrote Schurof the show, which concluded its third season in January. "Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons—just over 50 episodes—was the right lifespan."

"At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons," he continued, "but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last."

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After the announcement, Tahani actor Jameela Jamil took to Twitter to bid fans an early farewell.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Schur, who co-created Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, shed more light on his plans for the show. With every season clocking in at just 13 episodes long, Schur noted that The Good Placewas never a show "where the goal is to do it as long as we can and as many episodes as we can."

Though Game of Thrones fans learned the hard way that even a purposefully abbreviated, long-planned farewell can be bungled, Schur told THR that he and The Good Place's writers spent the penultimate season "checking in and making sure that we were pacing things correctly and there was going to be enough time to do what we wanted but not too much time so that we were running in place."

And even though The Good Place will soon finish its run, fans will definitely see more of Schur’s signature brand of smart and empathetic comedy on NBC—he signed a 5-year deal with Universal Television in March.

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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