3:22pm PT by Rick Porter
'Superstore' Renewed for Season 5 on NBC
NBC will stay on Cloud 9 in 2019-20.
The network has renewed its comedy Superstore for a fifth season. The pickup comes three days before the show returns from a three-month hiatus on Thursday.
The order gives NBC four veteran comedies going into next season, as the network previously renewed The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Will & Grace. Second-year series AP Bio premieres Thursday, and newcomer Abby's (from The Good Place and Nine-Nine executive producer Mike Schur) is set to premiere March 27. Fall comedy I Feel Bad, the network's second-lowest-rated series this season, is unlikely to return.
"Week after week [Superstore creator] 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," Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC, said Monday in a statement.
In its fall run, Superstore averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.38 million viewers, including a week of delayed viewing. NBC says seven days of digital viewing pushes the America Ferrera- and Ben Feldman-led series to a 2.16 rating in adults 18-49.
The network says Superstore gets 44 percent of its seven-day 18-49 rating from non-linear sources. Among NBC shows, only Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets a larger share, at 45 percent.
Spitzer executive produces Superstore with director Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green and Jackie Clarke. The series comes from Universal TV in association with the Spitzer Holding Company and The District.