'Superstore' Renewed for Season 6 at NBC

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NBC is keeping Superstore open for another year.

The network has renewed the comedy for a sixth season in 2020-21. The series is a steady performer for NBC, both on air and on digital platforms.

"We’re thrilled that Superstore continues to speak to many important and topical issues while simultaneously being hilarious," Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents scripted programming at NBC, said Tuesday in a statement. 

Superstore joins fellow comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which got an early pickup for an eighth season, and the dramas This Is Us and New Amsterdam in securing a place on NBC's 2020-21 schedule. This Is Us is in the first year of a three-season order, and New Amsterdam, currently airing its second season, has been renewed for three seasons, taking the medical drama to 2022-23.

The Universal Television comedy is averaging 3.8 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the key ad demographic of adults 18-49 in Nielsen's live plus seven-day ratings. An additional four weeks of delayed viewing pushes the show up to 4.1 million viewers and 1.3 in the 18-49 demo.

NBC also says Superstore is one of its most-watched shows on digital platforms, drawing half of its 35-day demo rating off-air. It is currently tied with The Good Place as the network's most-watched digital show this season.

Justin Spitzer created Superstore and served as showrunner for its first four seasons before stepping aside to focus on development. He remains an executive producer of the series along with showrunners Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green, star America Ferrera, Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad.

With The Good Place and Will & Grace ending this season, Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be the linchpins of NBC's comedy lineup in 2020-21. First-year shows Perfect Harmony and Sunnyside posted underwhelming on-air ratings, with the latter moving to digital platforms only after three episodes. Indebted debuted Feb. 6 to modest numbers.