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Season 1 is the first season of NBC's The Good Place. It premiered on September 19, 2016, and concluded on January 19, 2017.


What happens when we die? It’s a question everyone has asked, since the beginning of time. But when Eleanor Shellstrop dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing; full of frozen yogurt, soulmates, and wonderful people who have done incredible things with their lives. It is absolutely perfect. The only problem is Eleanor isn’t supposed to be in The Good Place. In fact, her life decisions wouldn’t have even gotten her close. But due to a clerical error, she’s been given someone else’s reward and now has to struggle with being good in order to make sure her secret isn’t discovered.


Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden as Janet/Bad Janet
Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza
and Ted Danson as Michael

Recurring Cast

Tiya Sircar as The Real Eleanor (6/13)

Guest Starring

Steve Berg as Gunner (3/13)
Adam Scott as Trevor (3/13)
Marc Evan Jackson as Shawn (3/13)
Amy Okuda as Jessica (2/13)
Susan Park as Pevita (2/13)
Allyn Rachel as Betsy (2/13)
Eugene Cordero as Pillboi (2/13)
John Hartmann as Bart (2/13)
Rebecca Delgado Smith as Pilar (2/13)
Emily Arlook as Dana (2/13)
Sunita Mani as Chad (2/13)
Zeke Nicholson as Troy (2/13)
Jacki Tohn as Alexis (2/13)
George Basil as Andy ("Tahani Al-Jamil")
Jamie Denbo as Chef Patricia ("Jason Mendoza")
Rebecca Hazlewood as Kamilah Al-Jamil ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Anna Khaja as Manisha Al-Jamil ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Ajay Mehta as Waqas Al-Jamil ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Dominic Burgess as Henry ("The Eternal Shriek")
Angela Trimbur as Madison ("Most Improved Player")
Keston John as Uzo ("Chidi's Choice")
Jonno Roberts as Gawlff ("Chidi's Choice")
Maribeth Monroe as Mindy St. Claire ("Mindy St. Claire")
Leslie Grossman as Donna Shellstrop ("Mindy St. Claire")
Luke Guldan as Chris Baker ("Michael's Gambit")
Jama Williamson as Val ("Michael's Gambit")
Josh Siegal as Glenn (5/13)
Bambadjan Bamba as Bambadjan (3/13)
Seth Morris as Wallace (3/13)
Ruman Kazi as Sachveer (2/13)
John Hartman as Joe (2/13)
Jamila Webb as Good Woman (2/13)
Jorge Diaz as Antonio (2/13)
Monnae Michaell as Nina (2/13)
Meryl Hathaway as Brittany (2/13)
Jill Remez as Gloria ("Everything Is Fine")
Adam Huber as Kirk ("Flying")
Drew Brooks as Samuel ("Tahani Al-Jamil")
Sandy Cevallos as Cualli ("Tahani Al-Jamil")
Dave Ferguson as Acidcat ("Jason Mendoza")
Lynnette Gaza as Eunice ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Yaniellie Ireland as Young Kamilah ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Jill Johnson as Henriette ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
GraceAnne Pullappally as Young Tahani ("Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis")
Mary Holland as Paula Ouncerock ("What We Owe To Each Other")
Tianna Okoye as Allesandra ("The Eternal Shriek")
Jordan Diggs as Todd ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Kayleigh Krause as Jessica ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Michelle Matule as Casey's friend ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Max Silvestri as Dwayne DeRock ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Ele Woods as Casey ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Sarah Yarkin as Gloria ("...Someone Like Me As A Member")
Jonathan Bray as Zach Czytchu ("Chidi's Choice")
Dallas Dupree Young as Young Uzo ("Chidi's Choice")
Jayne Entwistle as Dierdre ("Chidi's Choice")
AJ Hudson as Young Chidi ("Chidi's Choice")
Abigail Marlowe as Margaret ("Chidi's Choice")
Mataeo Mingo as Femi ("Chidi's Choice")
Will McLaughlin as Officer Prawnmandler ("What's My Motivation")
Jen Statsky as Susan ("What's My Motivation")
Jailene Arias as Vanessa Garcia ("Mindy St. Claire")
Tom Beyer as Doug Shellstrop ("Mindy St. Claire")
Sarah Casolaro as Google Crosby ("Mindy St. Claire")
Avery Hayes as Young Eleanor ("Mindy St. Claire")
Mele Ihara as Beadie ("Mindy St. Claire")
Georgia Mischak as Yoga Woman ("Mindy St. Claire")
Braxton Beckham as Dave ("Michael's Gambit")
Joe Mande as Todd Hemple ("Michael's Gambit")


  • This season is tied with Season 3 as the lowest rated season of The Good Place with an average rating of 8.0 on IMDb.
  • Michael is named after the archangel Michael.
  • Kristen Bell is a vegetarian and all the shrimp she eats is specially created by the props department
  • Show creator Michael Schur stated that before they launched the first sneak peek for episode one of The Good Place, there's was simply two versions of the original synopsis.
  • Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto were both each other's seventh kiss ever.


Chapter Episode Airdate
1 Everything Is Fine 19 SEPTEMBER 2016
Thanks to some kind of error, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), an ordinary woman, enters the afterlife and is sent to the Good Place -- which is definitely not where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael (Ted Danson), the wise architect of the Good Place who is unaware that he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome person within. Helping Eleanor navigate her new surroundings are Chidi (William Jackson Harper), her kind, open-hearted "soulmate" who sees the good in people but finds himself facing quite a dilemma; her frustratingly perfect new neighbors, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto); and Janet (D'Arcy Carden), a walking, talking source for all the knowledge in the universe.
2 Flying 19 SEPTEMBER 2016
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tries to prove to Chidi (William Jackson Harper) that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) try to help Michael (Ted Danson) feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.
3 Tahani Al-Jamil 22 SEPTEMBER 2016
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.
4 Jason Mendoza 29 SEPTEMBER 2016
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) faces her toughest test yet in her attempt to remain in hiding. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) enlists Tahani (Jameela Jamil) to help a fellow neighbor fulfill her true purpose.
5 Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis 6 OCTOBER 2016
Eleanor's (Kristen Bell) eagerness to learn ethics from Chidi (William Jackson Harper) becomes the full-time job he never wanted. Meanwhile, Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) focus their attention on a Neighborhood emergency.
6 What We Owe To Each Other 13 OCTOBER 2016
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) is enlisted to help Michael (Ted Danson) with an important task that could determine her fate in the Good Place. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) agrees to be the third wheel in an effort to help out his friend.
7 The Eternal Shriek 20 OCTOBER 2016
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) set off on a quest with Janet (D'Arcy Carden) as their guide. Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) attempts to show Michael (Ted Danson) how much he is appreciated.
8 Most Improved Player 27 OCTOBER 2016
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.
9 ...Someone Like Me As A Member 3 NOVEMBER 2016
Michael's (Ted Danson) skills are put to the test when he attempts to sort out an unprecedented situation. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) makes a connection elsewhere, much to the dismay of Eleanor (Kristen Bell), while Janet (D'Arcy Carden) shows a different side of herself.
10 Chidi's Choice 5 JANUARY 2017
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.
11 What's My Motivation 12 JANUARY 2017
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Tahani (Jamela Jamil) hatch a plan while Michael (Ted Danson) makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) confides in Eleanor after learning some interesting news.
12 Mindy St. Claire 19 JANUARY 2017
With the help of Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Michael (Ted Danson) faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are faced with a monumental decision.
13 Michael's Gambit 19 JANUARY 2017
Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.