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Ted Danson and Kristen Bell to Star in Upcoming NBC Sitcom From Parks & Rec Showrunner

Is your love for Kristen Bell so strong that you gave hundreds of dollars to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter? Do you find yourself getting wistful and teary-eyed when thinking about all six seasons of Ted Danson’s crabby demeanor on Becker? Do you love Becker so much, in fact, that you have no regrets getting “Becker For Life” tattooed just above your left butt cheek in late 2004?


If you answered yes to any of those questions, have I got some great news news for you! Variety reports Bell and Danson have signed on to star in Good Place, an upcoming NBC sitcom “from Parks & Rec showrunner Mike Schur.”

They write:

In “Good Place,” Bell will play 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. Danson will play Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.


NBC must have faith in the dedication of Danson and Bell stans, because 13 episodes have already been ordered. Good Place premieres this fall.

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Get rid of Kristen Bell and replace her with Kirsten Dunst. I want a Peggy and Hank buddy comedy.