Ted Danson And Kristen Bell Join NBC New Comedy ‘Good Place’

Two-time Emmy Award winner Ted Danson and acclaimed actress Kristen Bell have been cast in NBC’s new Michael Schur comedy series “Good Place.”

Bell 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.

Danson plays Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.

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, Danson 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.”

Most recently, he is coming off his role as a Minnesota state trooper in the critically applauded FX drama “Fargo” and also recently starred in CBS’ “CSI.”

Bell has 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.”

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