It’s time to return to the bud-hole. The Good Place finally returns for the rest of its freshman season. Although it will only run 13 episodes, NBC still decided to put the show on the shelf for the holiday season. The new episode of the Kristen Bell-starring show airs on Thursday, January 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview and to catch up on the show.
All nine “chapters” of The Good Place are available at NBC.com, whee you can even find extended cuts for eight of the episodes. There are just four new episodes for the rest of the season, including the midseason premiere.
The Good Place was created by Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and stars Bell as Eleanor. The series starts after her death, where she learns that she has been accepted into a neighborhood in “The Good Place.” Unfortunately, architect Michael (Ted Danson) made a mistake because she’s a terrible person and was supposed to go to “The Bad Place.” Eleanor is working her hardest to prove that she can exist in The Good place while learning from her “soul mate” Chidi (William Jackson Harper).
The real Eleanor (Tiya Sicar) ended up living a horrible existence in The Bad Place, with the demon Trevor (Adam Scott) lording over her neighborhood. Trevor took the real Eleanor to The Good Place, hoping to get an exchange, but the bad Eleanor didn’t want to go. Now, there are two Eleanors in the Good Place after Michael insisted that the bad Eleanor belongs in the Good Place.
The new episode is titled “Chidi’s Choice,” implying that Chidi will have to chose between the bad Eleanor and the good Eleanor, who was really supposed to be his soul mate. The bad Eleanor will also make a surprising discovery, while Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) makes a big announcement.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE DATE: Thursday, January 5, 2017
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: NBC (To find your local NBC channel, click here to visit TV Guide’s listings and click “Change” next to “Provider.”)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Chidi’s Choice” – “Eleanor (Kristen Bell) makes a surprising personal discovery. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) tasks an indecisive Chidi (William Jackson Harper) with coming to an important decision and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) makes a big announcement.”
Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
D’Arcy Carden as Janet
Manny Jacinto as Jianyu Li
Ted Danson as Michael
Tiya Sicar as The Real Eleanor