"The original premise of Eleanor hiding in the Good Place, we blew that up in the seventh episode of the first season," Schur tells TVLine. "The entire premise of the show was suddenly gone! Every time that we thought we should maybe extend something, we came back to that as the guiding principle, as the sort of North Star for the way we break stories. And it always led us to determine that it was better to cut something off before it runs out of juice. That always kept us on this pace to end everything after Season 4." Asked if there is a part of him that wants The Good Place to go on for 20 more seasons, Schur responds: "There’s a huge part of me that feels that way. (Laughs) It’s hard to really articulate this, but there is an overwhelming sense from the people who work on this show that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the people we’re working with are the best people in the world. Every week I come in, and my job is to think of things for Ted Danson and Kristen Bell to say out loud on television. We are acutely aware, not just as actors, but as human beings, that that is a rare treat. The only feelings of regret I’ve had, none of them are creative. They’re all personal. I have a tremendous amount of personal, emotional regret about the idea that I won’t be doing this anymore, because of the cast, and this writing staff." ALSO: D'Arcy Carden trusts Schur and The Good Place writers on their decision to end the show.