NBC’s definitely bringing back the half-hour comedy Superstore for a fifth season. The network just confirmed the critically acclaimed comedy series has been renewed for season five, with the announcement coming just days ahead of the series’ midseason four premiere on March 7, 2019.
Season four has been averaging 4.4 million viewers while competing for eyeballs in the same time slot as The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy. According to the network, Superstore gets 44% of its live plus seven day plus digital from non-linear sources.
“Week after week Justin Spitzer, our amazing writers, and cast and crew masterfully deliver a comedy that not only makes us laugh but speaks to the larger issues of the day,” stated Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
Season four airs on Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT. America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) leads the cast that includes Ben Feldman (Mad Men, A to Z), Colton Dunn (Key & Peele), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians), Mark McKinney (The Kids in the Hall), and Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night).
The popular comedy was created by Justin Spitzer. Spitzer executive produces along with Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller, Jonathan Green, and Jackie Clarke.
“Superstore centers around Amy (Ferrera), the store’s most stalwart employee as well as the glue holding the place together, and Jonah (Feldman), a dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Dunn), sweet teenager Cheyenne (Bloom), and the ambitious Mateo (Santos), who has recently learned he is undocumented. Overseeing the store is Glenn (McKinney), the store’s affable, clueless store manager, and Dina (Ash), the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist.
From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.”