We’re officially in the bad place now: NBC’s The Good Place is set to end after its fourth season on the network. The show’s creator and executive producer, Michael Schur, announced the news during a panel discussion at the Television Academy on June 7.
“After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” he said. “Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan.”
Schur continued, “At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last.”
The Good Place first aired on NBC in 2016. Since then, the comedy series – which stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden – has won a Critics’ Choice Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. The show’s fourth season is set to air this Fall.
In an incredibly adorable and hilarious turn of events, the Game of Thrones cast recently reunited to watch old clips of themselves from season one, and Kit Harington could barely keep it together. The reunion was hosted by Late Night‘s Conan O’Brien and featured notable cast favorites like Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead-Wright looking back on where it all began.
While Turner reminisced fondly over the start of her friendship with Williams, Harrington told his 20-something self to “f*ck off” when he saw himself with a (now unthinkable) clean-shaven face, and the difference is mesmerizing. The reunion video is part of a the Game of Thrones complete collection Blu-ray box set, which has yet to be released, and includes cute quotes from cast members like Turner saying, “Oh my gosh, I am in medieval times, it’s not 2009 anymore!” If you’re looking for some Game of Thrones nostalgia to put a smile on your face right now, though, check out the delightful two-minute clip here and prepare yourself for a wintry blast from the past.
Everything You Need to Know About the Awesomely Named Full Buck Moon
Full moons happen every month, but did you know that there’s a special name for the one in July? The Full Buck Moon is set to appear in the sky on July 16, and the unusual name has plenty of people wondering what’s so special about this moon. Is it an unusual-looking moon like a red “blood moon” or a giant “supermoon?” Nope – the Full Buck Moon is all about the time of year, not the appearance of the moon.
According to NASA’s official moon website, the Full Buck Moon is a name dating back to the 1930s, when the Maine Farmer’s Almanac first gave names to the different full moons throughout the year to distinguish them from each other. The “Buck Moon” refers to the first full moon of the Summer season. Since Summer officially began on June 21 (with the Summer solstice) this year, this week’s full moon will be the first full moon since Summer 2019 began.
The name “Buck Moon” reportedly originated with the Algonquin tribe, whose tribal lands originally spanned from what is now New England to the Great Lakes. “Early Summer is normally when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur,” NASA explains. “They also called this the Thunder Moon because of early Summer’s frequent thunderstorms.” Other names for the first full moon of Summer include the “hay moon,” which National Geographic points out represents Summer hay harvests, and Europeans in high altitudes call it the “rose moon,” after the reddish tint that comes from the particular angle of the moon relative to the earth’s atmosphere around the time of the Summer solstice.
Officially, the full moon will “become” full on Tuesday, July 16 at 5:39 p.m. Eastern time. This marks the exact moment when the moon is at a 180-degree angle from the sun. The moon will then still appear full for a day or so. For some, this full moon will also be accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse. Viewers in North America, though, will pretty much miss out on it: The eclipse will be most visible from the Southern Hemisphere, so Australia, South America, and Africa will get the view this time around.