Michael Schur On Writing

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If Michael Schur looks familiar to you, it’s because he’s not just the creator of the hilarious show, The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Rec. He’s also Mose in The Office… Dwight Schrute’s strange and beloved little brother.

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If you haven’t heard of The Good Place, here’s a trailer for you:

I found a wonderful interview about the show, conducted by Anna Mazarakis and Nicholas Carlson at Insider. It’s all about what went into the creation of it. It’s one of my favorite comedies currently airing, so please check it out. Don’t do it for me. Do it for you.

Here’s a few questions from the interview:

How was the show pitched?

“So when Parks and Rec came out and when The Office came out, both of those shows had not great reviews first year and then changes were made and good reviews came after and they obviously went on the long, glorious runs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine came out and had great reviews right away. The Good Place had good reviews, also. But I am curious, though; it’s been a season now. What did you learn about the show that took you took into this next season that’s coming up?”

How are television comedies changing?

And here’s the full interview, which can also be listened to:


Insider: ‘The Good Place’ creator talks morality and his unique concept of the afterlife