Ted Danson, Kristen Bell join new sitcom; are ‘CSI: Cyber,’ ‘House of Lies’ ending?

NBCThere’s some good news out there for fans of Ted Danson and Kristen Bell … but this may not be considered good news for those of you who love some of the shows that currently feature the two actors.

Both the “Cheers” and the “Veronica Mars” star have signed on to star in the upcoming NBC sitcom “Good Place.” Bell stars as a woman who, upon realizing that she has not been a particularly great person, decides to turn over a new leaf and start anew. Danson in turn is going to play someone who becomes a bit of a guide to her. This marks a return to comedy for the actor, who also had a lengthy run on “Becker.” This show is executive-produced by Mike Schur, who has a rather wonderful reputation at the moment in between “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parks and Recreation,” and his time working on “The Office.”

Now, let’s cut to the chase: What does this mean for Bell’s Showtime show “House of Lies“? According to TVLine, “Good Place” is not in second position, meaning that she would not be locked into “Lies” in the event that it is renewed for a season 6. With its production schedule and with sitcoms having an easier workload than some other shows, it’s possible she could do both. Meanwhile, Danson would likely end up departing “CSI: Cyber” in the event that it was renewed, but we don’t really think that is much of a concern since the drama is almost sure to be canceled after some pretty low ratings. Danson only joined the show this season as a part of an effort to retool it and improve its numbers.

We’ll have some other news on this comedy in the future; stay tuned!

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