NBC’s workplace comedy Superstore stars America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men). The sitcom is set in Cloud 9, a Walmart-esque megastore where a group of hilarious and odd employees try to navigate through the day-to-day wild antics of customers, secret-shoppers, corporate, and other fellow employees. Superstore has cleverly touched on a variety of issues many retail workers come across including not being able to unionize, unpaid maternity leave, and employee rights.
According to Deadline, NBC has officially renewed Superstore for a second season. Other NBC freshman shows that have also been renewed for a second season are Blindspot, Chicago Med, and Shades of Blue.
Currently, NBC hasn’t announced whether it would renew Superstore’s fellow new midseason sitcom Telenovela starring Eva Longoria. Telenovela has been fairly popular among critics but in comparison to Superstore, has received lower ratings.
On average, Superstore has about a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers overall in Live+7, making it the network’s highest rated first-year comedy in two years. Even though Superstore centers on blue-collar works the series has been surprisingly popular amongst adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.
Superstore also stars Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, and Nico Santos.
Ferrera’s character Amy, helps manage the team at Superstore. The Cloud 9 team includes newly hired Jonah (Feldman), who at times annoys others by drawing attention to his educational background and overall knowledge. Jonah is also idealistic and the positive one of the group. Then there’s Garrett (Dunn), whose witty, sarcastic, and sometimes fools other Cloud 9 employees into doing silly things. Cheyenne, (Bloom) is an airheaded and sweet pregnant teenager, Mateo (Santos) is determined to get to the top, Dina (Ash) the hilarious and aggressive assistant manager, and Glenn (McKinney) the store manager at Cloud 9 who is clueless but friendly,
Justin Spritzer is the creator of Superstore and serves as an executive producer with director Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller, and Jonathan Green.
NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke stated “We’re thrilled to renew a show that’s so incredibly funny and relatable, full of great characters who are brought to life by an amazing cast and creative team.”
You can watch Superstore on NBC and Hulu.