The writers of The Good Place are very smart people, and they know that we're all one giant ball of mixed emotions as the final season of the NBC comedy approaches. We don't really want it to premiere because that means we'll be one episode closer to the end. But the show is so good that we also can't wait to find out what happens now that Chidi (William Jackson Harper) has had his memories erased. Maybe that's why they've released a new digital series starring Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) and his devious demon cohorts to bridge the gap between Seasons 3 and 4.
The six shorts, subtitled "The Selection," are currently all available to stream on NBC's website or the NBC app, and they follow the demons as they try to decide which deceased humans to send to Michael's (Ted Danson) — though maybe we should say Eleanor's (Kristen Bell)? — newly formed afterlife neighborhood in an attempt to thwart his plan to prove that humans are capable of becoming better people.
Descriptions for each of the episodes are below:
"The Selection, Part 1: The Mission"
Shawn and his demon cohorts plot to destroy Michael's new neighborhood. Shawn gets the demons briefed on their mission.
"The Selection, Part 2: The Candidates"
Shawn's demon ding-dongs pitch their human choices for Michael's new neighborhood.
"The Selection, Part 3: The Takeout Order"
Shawn's demon ash-holes try to decide what to eat. Maybe some sludge from the inside of shoes that you don't wear socks with?
"The Selection, Part 4: The Storm Out"
Tensions rise as the demons try to select the right "human fart bombs" for Michael's new neighborhood. Glenn feels Shawn is being too mean.
"The Selection, Part 5: The Talk"
In a demon-to-demon chat with Glenn, Shawn is inspired to rethink the way he forks with Michael's new neighborhood.
"The Selection, Part 6: The Solution"
When Shawn takes aim on a more personal attack on the humans, Glenn has some reservations.
The Good Place returns for its fourth and final season Thursday, Sept. 26 at 9/8c on NBC.