NBC has announced that praised ensemble comedy Superstore will be back for a third season.
“We are extremely proud of Superstore, which is one of the smartest and funniest comedies on television today,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “Through the show’s expertly drawn characters, our producers and cast do a remarkable job touching on many issues in which audiences can relate. To its credit, not only does Superstore make us laugh, but it makes us think as well.”
Improving its time slot by 29% over last season, Superstore was the one sign of life on NBC’s comedy slate last season, which led to it becoming a Thursday anchor and subsequently launching The Good Place. The show, a continuation of NBC’s workplace comedy brand of the 30 Rock/The Office era, is the third scripted renewal NBC has made this season, joining ratings behemoth This Is Us and acclaimed The Good Place on the 2017-18 schedule. The network has already opted to bring back both nights of football, The Voice, and Will & Grace, the latter returning for its first new episodes since 2006.
From Justin Spitzer (The Office), Superstore follows the employees of Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store located in St. Louis. The series stars America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (A to Z), Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night), Colton Dunn (Key & Peele), Nico Santos (Paul Blart 2: Mall Cop), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), and Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall).
Superstore airs Thursdays at 8:00 on NBC, with the next episode focusing on how a storewide heater malfunction impacts every Cloud 9 employee.
Are you happy that Superstore has been renewed? Would you like to see the show remain Thursdays at 8:00 next season? If not, where should NBC schedule Superstore?