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NBC 2018-19 Season Ratings (updated 12/8/18)

During the regular 2017-18 season, NBC launched seven new scripted TV shows and four of them were cancelled. Which TV shows will be cancelled or renewed during the 2018-19 television season? Stay tuned.

NBC shows this season (so far): Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago Pd, Dateline NBC, The Good Place, Hollywood Game Night, I Feel Bad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manifest, Midnight, Texas, New Amsterdam, Superstore, This Is Us, The Voice, and Will & Grace.

There's lots of data that NBC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing.

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Performer of the Week: D'Arcy Carden

Performer of the Week: D'Arcy Carden
The Performer | D’Arcy Carden

The Show | The Good Place

The Episode | “Janet(s)” (Dec. 6, 2018)

The Performance | What’s the only thing better than Carden’s sublimely silly performance as The Good Place‘s digital know-it-all Janet? How about six Janets?

This week’s episode put Carden through the acting wringer, with Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason all transforming into Janets after entering her void — and Carden playing all four parts. (Oh, and she also played original Janet, along with a deadpan Neutral Janet, so that’s a full half-dozen performances Carden gave us this week.) But this isn’t
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The Good Place on NBC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch

Is the future heavenly or hellish for Eleanor Shellstrop and the gang? Has The Good Place TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on NBC? The television vulture is watching the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Good Place, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

An NBC sitcom, The Good Place stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden. Kirby Howell-Baptiste recurs in season three. The series centers on Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell) who, after dying, mistakenly ends up in The Good Place — instead of The Bad Place — where she truly belongs. Along with fellow lost souls,
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The Good Place: Season Three Ratings

Last year, while The Good Place TV show dropped some in the Nielsen ratings and slipped from its heavenly perch as a top-five scripted NBC TV series, it managed to remain in the top-10. Can the afterlife comedy regain some of its audience in the third season, or will it continue its downward slide to cancellation Hell? Will The Good Place be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. **Status update below.

An NBC sitcom, The Good Place stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden. Kirby Howell-Baptiste recurs in season three. The series centers on Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell) who, after dying, mistakenly ends up in The Good Place — instead of The Bad Place — where she truly belongs. Along with fellow lost souls, indecisive philosopher Chidi Anagonye (Harper), shallow socialite
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The Good Place, annotated: “Janet(s)”

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In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that we didn’t?…
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Best Drama Series lineup includes only first-time Golden Globe nominees for the first time in 42 years

Best Drama Series lineup includes only first-time Golden Globe nominees for the first time in 42 years
For the first time since 1976, the Golden Globe Awards did not nominate any past nominees for Best Drama Series. The nominees are four new dramas and one returning drama that the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. had not previously acknowledged in the top category (“The Americans”).

Incumbent nominees “The Crown,” “Game of Thrones” and “Stranger Things” were ineligible because they did not air in 2018; fellow incumbent “The Handmaid’s Tale” was relegated to nominations for its actresses and the other incumbent “This is Us” was shut out for the first time.

Eligible past winners “The Affair,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Mr. Robot” were also snubbed as were eligible past nominees “Empire” and “House of Cards.” “Outlander” and “Westworld” were the only past Best Drama Series nominees other than “The Handmaid’s Tale” to factor into the nominations; they also received recognition only for their actresses.

SEEour editors react to the Golden Globe television nominations.
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2018 in Review: The 20 Funniest TV Moments of the Year

Whenever we needed a good laugh in 2018, we sure didn’t turn to the news or our Twitter feeds. (Even our favorite dramas of the year didn’t exactly do the trick.)

But there were plenty of series that delivered light-hearted moments when we needed them most, and our Year in Review continues with 20 of the funniest small-screen scenes.

Among our picks: Big Mouth‘s birth control-centric spoof of The Bachelorette, musical moments from both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, an unforgettable monologue from Superstore‘s Amy, and Chidi losing his chill-i on The Good Place.

We’ve also got
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TV Ratings: 'Superstore' Builds For 4th Straight Episode

TV Ratings: 'Superstore' Builds For 4th Straight Episode
Superstore grew its total audience for the fourth consecutive episode, while The Big Bang Theory stayed atop the non-sports heap Thursday, despite declining.

The 3.42 million viewers for Superstore are a season high for the show, and its 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 is steady for the sixth week in a row. The 8 p.m. show is NBC's most consistent and top-rated comedy in the Thursday block. Will & Grace ticked up week to week to 0.7, while The Good Place (0.8) and I Feel Bad (0.4) were even with their last outings. Law & Order: Svu aired a ...
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Watch The Good Place Online: Season 3 Episode 10

Did Michael's new plan allow everyone to return to happiness?

That was revealed on The Good Place Season 3 Episode 10 when the man who liked to play God went with a new approach in order to get some more power. 

Watch The Good Place Season 3 Episode 10 Online

However, Janet had to help him out and become part of that plan, but she was less than enthused by the direction of it. 

Also, things took a turn when Eleanor revealed more about her secret. 

Use the video above to watch The Good Place online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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The Good Place Season 3 Episode 10 Review: Janet(s)

If you were only going to pick one episode to watch, The Good Place Season 3 Episode 10 is it. The entire thing was so wonderfully weird that it's impossible not to love. 

The acting was phenomenal, the jokes were hilarious, and The Good Place finally went back to what made it so unique from the start.

In other words, it was forking awesome. 

Taking the gang into Janet's void and turning them all into Janets was a work of absolute genius. Not only was it comedic, but it also highlighted the amazing skills of D'Arcy Carden.

Janet you did it! You brought us into your void! If I had a heart it would be pounding!

Michael Permalink: Janet you did it! Added: December 06, 2018

Playing a human-robot doesn't always provide a lot of opportunities to showcase your talent, but if there was ever any doubt about Carden's acting abilities, The Good Place
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The Good Place Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Janet(s)

It’s a Janet party! The Good Place’s midseason finale positively ripples with creative energy…and birthday cake

This The Good Place review contains spoilers.

The Good Place Season 3 Episode 9

Welp. That was fun!

The Good Place loves to break itself. In some sense it’s not that dissimilar to the philosophical practices it likes to examine. A philosopher or any kind of social scientist comes up with an idea, radical or intuitive, and then throws it to the roving horde of peer review to be torn apart and broken down.

I imagine the Good Place writers’ room operates under a similar principle: come up with an idea and then let the group explode it in a firework of narrative and thematic confetti. Break it to perfect pieces. Rarely has The Good Place broken itself to a more satisfying effect than it does in this midseason finale, “Janet(s).”

I’m a Janet!
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Golden Globe TV nominations slugfest: ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Barry’ vs. ‘Maisel,’ and what the heck will win Best Drama Series? [Watch]

When it comes to predicting Best Series winners at the Golden Globes, Charles Bright always looks to see “which shows can net three nominations: usually a program, a lead performer and a supporting performer.” But that doesn’t narrow it down much this year since so many contenders were able to pull off that trifecta. Bright joined fellow Gold Derby contributors Kevin Jacobsen and myself to suss out the nominees and hunt down a victor. Watch our entire slugfest above.

Globe voters are known for abandoning older shows in favor of shiny new objects. For Best TV Comedy Series, last year’s winner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is this year’s only returning nominee. It defends its crown against first-timers “Barry,” “The Good Place,” “Kidding” and “The Kominsky Method.”

See Golden Globes 2019: Full list of nominations

Of those, “Barry,” “Kominsky” and “Maisel” also snagged lead and supporting acting nominations.
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‘The Good Place’ Recap: Dammit, Janet(s)

‘The Good Place’ Recap: Dammit, Janet(s)
A review of “Janet(s),” this week’s episode of The Good Place, coming up just as soon as your amusement has been scheduled…

Well, what do you know? The Good Place returns to the afterlife full-time and turns out one of its best episodes in a long time. Funny how that works.

Our interlude on Earth wasn’t without its moments, particularly in the episode prior to this. But there was always a sense of the series working with its dominant hand tied behind its back. Turns out its
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‘The Good Place’: How Its Team of Philosophers Made the Fall Finale Go Deep

‘The Good Place’: How Its Team of Philosophers Made the Fall Finale Go Deep
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Good Place” Season 3, Episode 10, “Janet(s).”]

The Good Place” creator Mike Schur describes Thursday’s episode, in which D’Arcy Carden plays multiple versions of her character Janet, as “a form of psychological torture.” In a desperate move to save the lives of demon Michael (Ted Danson) and their human friends Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto), Janet whisks them into her boundless Void. Michael arrives unscathed, but the mortals aren’t so lucky: Each of them look exactly like Janet.

“The reason to do this isn’t to have D’Arcy run around and goof off as her castmates,” said Schur after a screening of the episode. “[Eleanor is] literally asking herself, ‘Who am I? What version of me am I right now?’ and so is [Chidi]. This is something philosophers talk about.”

This season, Eleanor realized that in one of the many timelines in The Bad Place,
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‘The Good Place’ Team Talks Importance of Planning Season 3’s Midseason Finale ‘To The Millimeter’

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‘The Good Place’ Team Talks Importance of Planning Season 3’s Midseason Finale ‘To The Millimeter’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Janet(s),” the Season 3 midseason finale of “The Good Place.”

The Good Place” creator Michael Schur and his team of writers and producers first got the idea for an episode that would feature star D’Arcy Carden in multiple roles all interacting with each other in the same scene at the end of the second season of the NBC afterlife comedy. It started with wanting to see Carden’s character, Janet, taking “everyone into her void and they’re all versions of her,” Schur says, but over time evolved a bit so that the series could tie some of the bigger philosophical points for which it has become known to the unique visuals. And it was BBC America’s “Orphan Black” that gave Schur confidence they could pull off such a complicated technical feat.

“‘Orphan Black’ did it like 1000 times,
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The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden, EPs Break Down the Year-Long (!) Process of Making Janet's Big Episode

The Good Place's D'Arcy Carden, EPs Break Down the Year-Long (!) Process of Making Janet's Big Episode
Warning: This post contains major spoilers for Thursday’s The Good Place.

If you’re a fan of The Good Place‘s ever-chipper virtual assistant Janet… well, you got an early Christmas present this week.

In Thursday’s fall finale, Michael and Janet pulled the four humans into Janet’s void, where they experienced some slight “side effects”: They all took the form of Janets, with D’Arcy Carden playing all four parts. While Michael and Janet searched for answers in the afterlife accounting office — meeting yet another Janet there, the dead-in-the-eyes Neutral Janet — Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason
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‘The Good Place': How Mike Schur and D’Arcy Carden Pulled off That Ambitious Midseason Finale

‘The Good Place': How Mike Schur and D’Arcy Carden Pulled off That Ambitious Midseason Finale
(Spoiler warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday’s midseason finale of “The Good Place.”)

According to series creator Michael Schur, Thursday’s midseason finale of “The Good Place” was more than a year in the making, which comes as no surprise seeing as the half-hour is one of the most ambitious episodes of any broadcast comedy in recent memory.

At the end of last week’s episode, Janet (D’Arcy Carden) zapped the show’s four human characters into her “void,” setting the stage for a series of knockout performances by Carden. It also set up an impressive technical showcase for the NBC sitcom with this week’s episode, titled “Janet,” which sees all four humans trapped in Janet bodies.

Much of “Janet” — including at least one of the series’ most emotional moments to date — takes place in a stark white room decorated with just a few pieces of furniture.
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Juliet Stevenson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Jameela Jamil Score Women in Film & Television Awards

Juliet Stevenson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Jameela Jamil Score Women in Film & Television Awards
Truly, Madly, Deeply star Juliet Stevenson, Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil are among the winners of the Women in Film & Television (UK) Awards.

The trio are among a number of women to be lauded at the awards, which are hosted by Sandi Toksvig and taking place on Friday lunchtime in London.

Stevenson is set to be handed the Eon Productions Lifetime Achievement Award by her Truly, Madly, Deeply co-star Michael Maloney, while Waller-Bridge is being awarded the The Screen Skills Writing Award. The ITV Studios Achievement of the Year Award is being handed to Jamil – a former British TV presenter who has now found success in the U.S. on the NBC comedy and is an active campaigner challenging the assumptions society makes about body size.

The Pinewood Studios Best Performance Award is being given to Nicola Walker, star of BBC drama The Split,
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rungano Nyoni Win Women in Film & TV U.K. Awards

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Rungano Nyoni Win Women in Film & TV U.K. Awards
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has won the top writing award and Rungano Nyoni the newcomer accolade from influential British industry organization Women in Film & TV. Actress Juliet Stevenson, whose numerous film credits include “Truly, Madly, Deeply” and “Bend it Like Beckham,” will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony Friday.

Waller-Bridge broke out with 2016’s “Fleabag” and this year’s cat-and-mouse drama “Killing Eve.” Nyoni is the director of “I Am Not a Witch,” a freshman feature-length film that is Britain’s submission for next year’s foreign-language Oscar.

Jameela Jamil won Wftv’s award for achievement of the year. The former presenter stars in U.S. sitcom “The Good Place” and has actively campaigned on body-image issues.

American-born documentary filmmaker and producer Norma Percy picked up the award for contribution to the medium for her work on factual projects including “Inside Obama’s White House.” The factual category was won by Deeyah Khan,
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'The Crown', 'The Looming Tower' among WGA TV nominees

'The Crown', 'The Looming Tower' among WGA TV nominees
Winners to be announced on February 17 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York.

The Crown, Succession, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and The Looming Tower are among television series nominated for the 2019 Writers Guild Awards.

The list of nominees announced by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and East branches also includes The Handmaid’s Tale, longform projects Castle Rock, Paterno, Maniac and Sharp Objects and individual episodes of Narcos: Mexico, The Affair and Ozark.

Select categories appear below. WGA Award winners will be announced on February 17 at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
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