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Ted Danson Leaving CSI: Cyber After One Season

The former Cheers star will be joining new NBC comedy Good Place

Liam Mathews

Ted Danson will be leaving CSI: Cyber after just one season, CBS Entertainment chairman Glenn Geller has confirmed. He has signed on to star in Parks & Recreation co-creator Mike Schur's new NBC comedy Good Place with Kristen Bell.

Danson was a series regular on the originalCSI from Season 12 until its conclusion last year, and joined the cast of spinoff CSI: Cyber in Season 2. He only signed a one-year contract, and is leaving to return to an NBC comedy, where he has had great success previously, starring on NBC's Cheers from 1982 to 1993. He also recently appeared on acclaimed FX series Fargo.

Danson and Bell's casting in Good Place was announced Tuesday. NBC ordered 13 episodes of the show last August. Michael Schur has become one of the most valuable players in TV comedy, executive producing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Master of None, in addition to his work on Parks & Rec and The Office.

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Kristen Bell will reportedly continue to act on Showtime's House of Lies if it gets picked up for a sixth season.

Good Place will star Bell as Eleanor, a woman who realizes that she's a bad person and decides to right her past wrongs and embark on a journey of self-improvement. Danson will play Michael, her unlikely spiritual guide.