"Most sitcoms don’t truly need to stick the landing, because viewers can return to them and hang out with their favorite characters without giving too much thought to the broader narrative of the series," says Riley McAtee. "No one really resents Seinfeld for ending on a low note, and you can always end your rewatch of The Office with Michael’s departure, to name two examples. But The Good Place is different, and ending the show on Schur’s own terms should prevent the series from going off the rails the way so many other programs in the genre do. Just practically, the show wasn’t built to sustain a long run. What would Schur and Co. do to keep the show going? Reset everyone’s memories again? Send them back to Earth again? Take them back to the Bad Place? Find new drama in the Good Place? There are only so many twists and turns a story can take before it ties itself up in a knot. This decision to end the story at its natural conclusion also means there won’t be a premature cancellation that ends the show on a cliff-hanger, or a slog through dozens of filler episodes just to stay on the air (something that happened at times in Season 3)." ALSO: Schur teases new final season characters.