#30 The Good Place (NBC)
The afterlife comedy series wrapped up its four-season run in January. During a panel discussion at the Television Academy in North Hollywood last June, series creator Michael Schur shared why he decided to end the show after four seasons. “After The Good Place was picked up for Season 2, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” he said. “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.”
Schur admitted that he was tempted to go beyond four seasons, but ultimately decided against it. “At the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant,” he stated.