​Kristen Bell’s Good Place Project Also Includes Actor Ted Danson While Resuming Showtime Series

Kristen Bell Good Place
Author: John LesterBy:
Staff Reporter
Jan. 13, 2016

Kristen Bell’s Good Place project comes with rumors that she’s leaving her Showtime comedy series. Bell will continue on House Of Lies, for Seasons 5 and 6, as it was a condition to sign her on to the new show, according to IGN.

Bell’s casting comes as the current House Of Lies is being filmed in Cuba. Kristen plays Eleanor, a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior.

Kristen Bell's Good Place casting comes after signing another extension with House Of Lies

Kristen Bell’s Good Place casting comes after signing another extension with House Of Lies

Also joining the show is Ted Danson, who play Michael. He comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course through an unlikely set of circumstances.

Kristen Bell’s Good Place comes after an extensive television experience, most notably the lead role in the popular drama “Veronica Mars,” which ran from 2004-07. She has many other TV credits, including “Deadwood,” “Heroes,” “Party Down,” “Gossip Girl,” “Parks and Recreation” and “House of Lies.”

On the film side, Bell recently starred as the voice of Anna in Disney’s box office hit “Frozen,” which grossed more than $400 million at the domestic box office. Kristen also brought her Veronica Mars character to the big screen as well as having co-starring roles in “Get Him to the Greek” and “Safety Not Guaranteed.” She’s also set to co-star in the upcoming film “Chips,” based on the popular 1970s NBC series. Her Broadway credits include “Tom Sawyer” and “The Crucible.”

NBC ordered 13 episodes of Schur’s “Good Place” last August during the network’s TCA day.

Danson is widely known for his iconic role as bartender Sam Malone on the 28-time Emmy-winning NBC comedy “Cheers.” Over the course of the show’s historic 11-season run, Ted was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning twice. He was also nominated for eight Golden Globes and won twice.

Besides “Cheers,” Danson has made his mark on several other acclaimed comedies, including HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Bored to Death.” On the drama side, Danson was three-time Emmy nominated and Golden Globe-nominated for his role on the FX series “Damages.”

Ted Danson

A two-time Emmy Award winner, Schur has one of the most fertile minds in comedy. His NBC series “Parks and Recreation” remains one of the best-reviewed comedies in the history of television.

Schur is currently executive producer of the Universal Television-produced series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which won a Golden Globe for outstanding comedy series in its first year of eligibility. He is also an executive producer on the Netflix comedy “Master of None,” produced by Universal Television and starring Aziz Ansari. Schur has written and produced for other seminal series, including “The Office” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Kristen Bell’s Good Place will be produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Fremulon. Schur and David Miner will executive produce.

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