Ted Danson Is Leaving CSI: Cyber to Star With Kristen Bell in an NBC Comedy

Ted Danson will be leaving CSI: Cyber after just one season, CBS Entertainment chairman Glenn Geller has confirmed to The Wrap. 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 original CSI 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 the 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.

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.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Jan 13, 2016
I want Sam Malone back :(
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Jan 13, 2016
Michael Schur, Kristen Bell and Ted Danson? I'm in.
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Jan 13, 2016
Good for him.
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Jan 13, 2016
"You know the kind of girl who does nothing but bad things, and then wonders why her life sucks? Well... that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner. Karma. That's when I realised I had to change. So, I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and, one by one I'm going to make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Eleanor.
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Jan 13, 2016
Smart. He's getting out before the boat eventually capsizes; he hasn't been stained too much yet. A Michael Schur comedy sounds like it could be a great critical hit. Danson hasn't been on fire quite like this since his Cheers days. All of the sudden he seems to be a go to actor for both dramatic and comedic performances. He's been on a continuous rise since 2007. Quite the opposite of Becker and his post Cheers movies.
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Apr 26, 2016
Yes, just ... Becker was hilarious for the first 3-4 seasons too.
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Jan 13, 2016
"Ted Danson Is Leaving CSI: Cyber "
YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
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Jan 13, 2016
Finally, somebody heard me and put Danson back in a comedy! Hated when he arrived at CSI and again later when he dropped into Cyber. Talk about an uncomfortable fit! For me if not for him. He was at his best in Cheers and should have stayed in that genre.
I also think Cyber is the weakest of the CSI series. No number of heavyweight guest stars will save it. It's cast members listed in the opening credits are all lightweights and the scripts are weak. Let's put the CSI series to rest once and for all. SVU it ain't!
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Jan 13, 2016
He was excellent in Damages IMO.
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Jan 13, 2016
this show is a trainwreck... it's the right move
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Jan 12, 2016
Kristen Bell is an automatic yes for me for anything, other than House of Craps. I like Ted Danson well enough but he was probably more before my time lol

just hope NBC doesn't screw it up...
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Jan 12, 2016
YES! I very much want to see this, great actors both and with roles you wouldn't expect. I hope NBC doesn't NBC it.
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Jan 12, 2016
A comedy on NBC? Sounds like a bad move
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Jan 12, 2016
Someone needs to tell Maggie and Jane that real competition is coming, considering that show is pants.
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Jan 12, 2016
Hey, if it gets another season.....Michael Weatherly ?
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Jan 12, 2016
He could tap into his technical genius Logan character from Dark Angel.
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Jan 12, 2016
So who will replace him in series 3 of CSI: Cyber...
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Jan 13, 2016
There wasn't a Danson character in the first season, so I don't really feel like they need to replace him. He felt out of place to me, truth be told. It's the Cyber division, and they're getting along just fine, right? Then DB shows up and suddenly there's a need for someone who's a specialist in everything that isn't tech. The D in his name might as well stand for Deus Ex Machina.
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Jan 12, 2016
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Jan 12, 2016
Being as there is an extremely slim chance of Cyber being renewed so I don't think it'll matter that Ted is leaving.
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Jan 12, 2016
I know it's prety much assumed that it's canceled! He's just fleeing a sinking ship.
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Jan 12, 2016
They just made a guest-star's character a consultant on the show, and because the guy is older I assume they're gearing him up to take Danson's character's role. Just my own speculation though.

Personally, as long as the show remains funny (I watch it for the laughs) I'm all set.
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Jan 12, 2016
Kristen Bell in a show from the co-creator of Parks And Rec?! Sign me up!
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