An NBC comedy series has received a renewal from the network, with NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke announcing the pickup today of the Thursday night series “Superstore” for a 22-episode third season.
Said Salke: “We are extremely proud of ‘Superstore,’ which is one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television today. Through the show’s expertly drawn characters, our producers and cast do a remarkable job touching on many issues in which audiences can relate. To its credit, not only does ‘Superstore’ make us laugh, but it makes us think as well.”
The network announcement notes that “Superstore” originals have averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.7 million total viewers so far this season in “live plus seven day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, lifting the network +29% above its 1.4 average in the Thursday 8 p.m. half-hour over last season in the 18-49 demo, excluding sports.
“‘Superstore’ centers around Amy (America Ferrera), the store’s most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together,” the announcement notes. “Jonah (Ben Feldman), who is often the target of his colleagues’ ribbing, is joined on the floor with his fellow associates, including sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the ambitious Mateo (Nico Santos) and sweet teenager and new mom Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom). Overseeing the store is Glenn (Mark McKinney), the affable, clueless store manager, and Dina (Lauren Ash), the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist.”
“Superstore” was created and written by Justin Spitzer, who also executive produces with director Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad and Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green. The series is produced by Universal Television, Spitzer Holding Company and The District.