The Good Place is closing in on a second season on NBC, despite having the ‘binge’ structure of a Netflix comedy. Speaking to THR, series creator Mike Schur discusses why the broadcaster is more than a ‘good place’ for the acclaimed serialized sitcom as it prepares for Season 2:
“A show that’s extremely structured, I think, benefits from the network structure because it forces you as a writer to think about act breaks, it forces you to think about… what the main character is going through.”
It’s not that people don’t do those things on streaming services but if you watch certain shows on streaming service, it’s like the fish expands to the size of the fish bowl. I watch certain shows on certain streaming services where I’ve thought, ‘Man, give me like two hours with an editor and I will dock 15 minutes off of this sucker and it will be better.
“There’s not one right answer for any show. It’s not one size fits all. It’s not every show would be better on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon, or that every show would be better on ABC or Fox or NBC. … I think you figure out how you want to make it and you find the right place for it. And for me, I think this was the right place for it.”
The Good Place is closer to a second season than the TV afterlife. Stay tuned as we await the expected Season 2 renewal…