NBC says that America Ferrera will return for the series finale of Superstore on March 25. Details about her return are being kept quiet, although the network shared a first photo of Ferrera in the finale wearing the familiar blue vest of Cloud 9 workers. Ferrera, who was also a producer of Superstore, departed the series at the beginning of the current season (and before NBC announced it would end after six years).
The doors of Cloud 9 will close for the final time next month. NBC has set Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. for the one-hour series finale of its hit comedy Superstore. The network announced in December that the series would end with its current sixth season and a total of 113 episodes.
The news comes on the heels of star America Ferrera leaving the comedy. The workplace comedy set at a big-box store will end next year after six seasons and 113 episodes.
The season premieres of the two comedies back a week. Superstore will debut on Oct. 29 rather than Oct. 22, and Connecting…, a COVID-era show from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and Brendan Gall, is set for Oct. 8 instead of Oct. 1.
America Ferrera isn’t punching out of Superstore as soon as we thought. Ferrera — whose previously announced departure from NBC’s No. 1 comedy was delayed due to COVID-19 — has signed on to appear in not one, but two Season 6 episodes. As a result, the sitcom’s milestone 100th episode will now double as Ferrera’s swan song.
Superstore star and executive producer America Ferrera is leaving the NBC comedy, which has already been renewed for a sixth season. She will make her final appearance as store manager Amy Sosa in the Season 5 finale (airing Thursday, April 16).
The sitcom is currently airing Season 5. It was created by Justin Spitzer, who serves as an executive producer with star America Ferrera, director Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad.
NBC has ordered four more episodes of the hit comedy, lengthening its fifth season to a full 22 episodes. So far in season 5, Superstore is averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.9 million total viewers after seven days of delayed viewing. In terms of its live+same day performance, the show is NBC’s sixth highest rated series overall, averaging a 0.77 through six episodes.
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 after previously renewing The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Will & Grace.
The America Ferrera starrer will be back with another round of 22 episodes.
NBC will unveil new episodes of The Voice and Superstore during the Summer Olympics. Superstore, which is heading into its second season, will air a special Olympics-themed episode on Aug. 19, immediately following Olympics coverage. A 30-minute preview of the season 11 opener of The Voice, featuring the debuts of new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, will premiere on Aug. 21, immediately following the Games’ closing ceremony.
NBC has given an early renewal to midseason comedy Superstore starring America Ferrera. The comedy joins breakout fall drama Blindspot and solid new Chicago addition Chicago Med as the freshman NBC series that have already secured Season 2 pickups.
It’s set to win its second straight season, but credit that entirely to sports. It has just one viable comedy. Moving Blacklist to Thursday backfired. Plus Voice is fading.