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Ted Danson, Kristen Bell to star in NBC comedy series 'Good Place'

By Karen Butler
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Ted Danson, Kristen Bell to star in NBC comedy series 'Good Place'
Actress Kristen Bell attends the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 21, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Ted Danson and Kristen Bell have been cast in showrunner Michael Schur's latest comedy series Good Place, NBC announced Tuesday.

Frozen, Veronica Mars and House of Lies actress Bell will play Eleanor, a New Jersey woman who attempts to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be "good" or "bad," and then trying to make up for her past behavior, the network said in a news release.

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Danson will portray Michael, who becomes Eleanor's guide through her quest for self-improvement. The actor is best known for his work in Cheers, Damages, Fargo, CSI and CSI: Cyber.

Actor-writer-producer Schur's other credits include Parks and Recreation and The Office.

Season 1 of Good Place will consist of 13 episodes.

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