2:00pm PT by Rick Porter
'Superstore' to End With Season 6 on NBC
NBC is getting ready to close the doors on Superstore.
The network announced Thursday that the show's current season will be its last. The workplace comedy set at a big-box store will end next year after six seasons and 113 episodes.
"Superstore has always been a signature NBC series that has never failed to make us laugh while also thoughtfully examining important issues people care deeply about," said Lisa Katz, president scripted content at NBC. "This has been an amazing group of writers, producers, actors and crew to work with and we are incredibly grateful for all their contributions. This show will forever hold its place among the top workplace comedies for which we have a cherished history."
News of Superstore's end comes not long after the departure of lead actress America Ferrera. She had been slated to exit the show at the end of last season, but after the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down production in March, she agreed to return for the first two episodes of this season to close out her character's story.
"We're grateful to Universal Television and NBC for letting us make 113 episodes of a show we're so proud of, and for giving us the chance to work with such an incredibly talented group of actors, writers and crew," said executive producers Justin Spitzer, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green in a joint statement. "We're thankful most of all to the viewers who've stuck with us for the past six years (or discovered us somewhere along the way). We'll do our best to go out strong and give you the satisfying ending you deserve."
Added Universal TV president Erin Underhill, "We are incredibly proud of this show and the stories we were able to tell within the walls of Cloud 9. We want to thank Justin Spitzer, who created this show, current showrunners Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller, all the writers, cast and crew. Not only did they bring us a comedy full of heart and humor, but Superstore also became one of the most socially impactful series on television."
Superstore is currently on hiatus and is set to return Jan. 14. The series finale will air in the spring.
Spitzer, Miller and Green — all of whom have overall deals at Universal TV — executive produce with David Bernad and Ruben Fleischer.