The stars of Global’s “The Good Place” are celebrating their nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Speaking with ET Canada’s Keshia Chanté on set in Los Angeles, co-stars Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, and William Jackson Harper react to their achievement.
“I was thrilled,” says Carden, who announced the nominees with comedian Ken Jeong at Hollywood’s Wolf Theatre Tuesday morning. “I got to see it come up on the teleprompter and I said ‘The Good Place’ and I was trying to be very even-keeled and just not play favourites but my voice went up.
“We are excited. We love being on the show […] Since the beginning, we’ve always just sort of been like, ‘We really like this show.’ And every time we find out more people like the show, it’s just kind of like icing on the cake.”
Meanwhile, Danson, who is nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, reveals that he originally believed they were snubbed after not finding anything about a nomination online.
Danson recalls, “There’s nothing [on Google] and I’m like, ‘Okay, well, who cares. Who cares about awards.’ And then I was shooting — we were shooting [the show] around the corner and somebody came running up…”
Speaking with Chanté, the cast also look back at their time on the hit comedy series as they film their fourth and final season.
“I’m totally just not even entertaining the idea that it’s actually ending,” Harper says. “But, I mean, it totally is and I’m going to face that really hard.
“I think, you know, for the time being — I think we’re just deeply invested in the show and we want to do a good job and we want to make sure it’s [as] good for the viewers as it is to us when we read it.”
For Carden, the show has been life-changing: “For me, it’s my literal dream come true and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. It’s exactly what I wanted to do and what I was sort of waiting for and hoping for.”
Danson agrees: “If I have to get up and leave my home and my wife and my life at this age, it better be for a really good reason ’cause life is short. And this was a really good reason to get up and go out the door every morning.”
The final season of “The Good Place” airs Thursdays this fall on Global.