It was announced Friday that the NBC comedy Superstore has been given a full-season, back-nine order.
Superstore is a workplace comedy that centers around a Walmart-esque megastore and its employees. Its order is the first of the 2016-17 TV season, which officially kicked off this Monday.
The series is headlined by America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, and also stars Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, Mark McKinney, Colton Dunn, and Lauren Ash. Justin Spitzer, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green are executive producers, and Spitzer Holding Company produces alongside The District in association with Universal TV.
“We’re very proud of Superstore and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics as well as last night’s ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. “This is a show our audience loves and, paired with The Good Place,which our audience also loves, we think we have a sensational new comedy block to build this season.”
Superstore first came into television midseason, airing on Mondays. During its first run, the show averaged a 2.1 rating in live-plus-7 numbers and got picked up for a 13-episode second season in February.
The series is so important to NBC given that the network has been trying to rebuild its comedy programs, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Carmichael Show, which returns for season three sometime midseason, is the only other recurring comedy on NBC, although it is from outside studio 20th TV. NBC’s other upcoming comedies include The Good Place, Powerless, Trial & Error, Great News and Marlon — all which will premiere midseason.