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Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
The Good Place Season 2 finale gave Ted Danson a brief Cheers moment
Danson looked at ease behind the bar on Thursday’s episode. ALSO: The Good Place takes the biggest swings on TV.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
The Good Place writers returned to work this week grappling with how to deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars being good
“We just started writing season 3 two days ago,” producer Joe Mande said Thursday. “That was one of the first things brought up: What do we do now?” Meanwhile, The Good Place creator Michael Schur is predicting a Jaguars win over the New England Patriots this weekend, which could mean Al Michaels name-dropping the NBC comedy during the Super Bowl. ALSO: Ted Danson decribes what it’s like to portray a character who is constantly in flux.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
The Good Place is revolutionizing the single-camera sitcom
“Within circles of people who talked a lot about TV, it used to be common sense that single-cam shows were the future," says Eric Thurm, "that obviously audiences couldn’t stomach the slower, consciously low-tech feel of multi-camera shows. But the straightforward, single-cam sitcom has largely given way critically to dramedies that don’t really fit into the sitcom form at all. The Big Bang Theory, the most popular sitcom on TV at the moment, is a multi-cam show. It’s pointless to compare which format is “better;” like any two distinct, but related genres, they have different structures that give rise to distinct strengths and weaknesses. But it is fair to say that The Good Place fully utilizes the single-cam format in a way few sitcoms have done to date.”
- Examining how clothes are used as torture on The Good Place
- Jameela Jamil on Tahani: “I’ve grown to love her over season two. I couldn’t stand her in season one”
- The Good Place’s costume designer explains the fashion rules: “We never wear red or pinks”
- Ted Danson talks about “the humanizing of our favorite demon”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Ted Danson takes his brilliance as a actor to new heights on The Good Place
On the NBC comedy, says Angelica Jade Bastién, “Danson feels especially wondrous. He’s zany yet heartfelt, cunning yet arch, while never forgetting the existential quandaries rooted in the arc of his character.” She adds:
“Michael, the demon who’s gone from an architect of torture to a genuine ally to the four humans in The Good Place, marks a particularly noteworthy entry in Danson’s post-Cheers career. His performances — even his most loathsome characters — feel all too human, showcasing what (Ian) Crouch refers to in his New Yorker profile as the ‘effortless-looking panache’ that has come to define the actor. Michael allows for a far different approach. Danson lends the character a surreal, even ‘alien quality’ that feels distinct from his previous high-profile roles, and embodies the moral complexity of the character’s arc toward discovering his own humanity.”
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
Ted Danson is getting the Inside the Actor’s Studio treatment
The Good Place star will chat about his stellar TV career with James Lipton in an episode Bravo is airing on Jan. 11.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 2:04PM EST
The Good Place renewed for Season 3
NBC’s critically acclaimed comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson will be back for another 13-episode season.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Ted Danson forgot to inform wife Mary Steenburgen that they were getting divorced on Curb Your Enthusiasm
“That was my bad,” Danson tells Jimmy Kimmel, assuring him that he and Steenburgen are still happily married in real life. ALSO: Danson spilled the beans on The Good Place twist to John Krasinski and others.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT
Listen to a five-part podcast oral history of Curb Your Enthusiasm, featuring interviews with Larry David
James Andrew Miller, co-author of the SNL and ESPN oral history books, has dropped all five episodes of his Origins podcast that includes interviews with everybody from David to Ted Danson. In addition to dropping all five episodes at the same time, Miller says he’s planning to release the full interviews that he conducted in podcast format.