HBO leads all networks/streamers with 16 nominations followed by Netflix with 10. FX/FX on Hulu earned seven nods; Hulu and PBS/PBS Kids are tied for fourth with six nominations, and NBC has five. Disney+ scored two noms and Apple TV+ got one.
The first season of The Good Place was brilliant just as a show about four people who got into The Good Place by mistakes and were trying to become better people to prevent their Neighborhood from falling apart – and then there was that season finale. Michael turned out to be a demon -practicing a new kind of torture.
Season Two seemed like it could present some problems if it ran a variation of that set up -instead, it gave hundreds of variations where Elinor and even Jason at one point figured out they were in The Bad Place.
Now, with the boss having warned Michael (Ted Danson) that reboot 2 (in reality reboot #802) is his last chance – and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) is causing the Neighborhood to glitch because she’s still in love with Jason.
Now that you’ve seen the fall schedule for NBC, here’s a chance to check out first look trailers for Timeless, This Is Us and The Good Place. And these aren’t the 12-15 second clips that ABC released; these are all full-length trailers.
Some quick thoughts: Timeless reminds me of the old UPN show 7 Days with its time travelers trying to preserve history; This Is Us looks interesting, as three people with the same birthday intersect, and The Good Place – young woman goes to The Good Place by mistake and has to try to live up to it – looks like it may be (with Speechless) be my favorite new comedy. Check out the trailers after the break.