Executive Producer Mike Schur consulted with "Lost" executive producer Damon Lindelof on world-building when he undertook this project.
Exteriors are shot in the Little Europe set at Universal Studios California and the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, California.
D'Arcy Carden plays Janet. Janet is also the name of the air service that takes people to area 51, "Just Another Non-Existent Terminal", which in essence is exactly what Janet is.
Kristen Bell is a vegetarian in real life. In the pilot at Tahani's party, she grabs handfuls shrimp cocktail but you never actually see her eating it; She simply sucks off the cocktail sauce.
The stores in The Good Place include: All Chocolate Everything, All the Books, Infinite Light, The Good Plate, Everything Fits Clothes Store, Your Anticipated Needs, Warm Blankets, Childhood Mementos, and at least eight different yogurt stores.
When Eleanor removes Tahani's diary, the bottom of it it reads "Foreword by Malala Yousafzai and Kylie Minogue." Yousafzai won a Nobel Peace Prize for her human rights activism; Minogue is an Australian singer and songwriter.
Although it's strongly implied that Janet instantly materializes anytime somebody calls her name, you never really see her do so. Her "materializations" are actually implemented as a cut from a shot without her to a shot from a noticeably different camera angle with Janet now in view, accompanied by a "plink" sound.
The Good Plates is a restaurant in The Good Place. At The Good Plate they only serve one thing: your favorite dish.
Dax Shepherd guest stars as a demon in episide 10 of season 2. He is married to star Kristen Bell in real life.