Superstore will soon be no more, as NBC has opted not to order a seventh season of the workplace comedy series. The series is currently in the midst of season 6, which will now serve as the final season for the show. It will officially come to an end in 2021 with its season 6 finale with a run that will ultimately total 113 episodes over the course of six years.
"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," Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBC, said in a statement. "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."
In a joint statement of their own, executive producers Justin Spitzer, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green added, "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. 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."
Universal TV president Erin Underhill also stated, "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."
For many fans, this news probably won't come as a big surprise. It had already been announced that lead actress America Ferrera would be departing the series, and she appeared in the first two episodes of season 6 to properly close out her character's story. Perhaps NBC was waiting to see how the series was performing sans Ferrera before making the final judgment call about the future of Superstore, and it appears that just two episodes without her were all it took for the network to decide that the show was over.
Created by Justin Spitzer, Superstore debuted on NBC in 2015. Along with Ferrera, the comedy features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Mark McKinney, and Kaliko Kauahi. The show is set in Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the course of the series, Ferrera's character, Amy Sosa, worked her way up to become store manager before leaving at the start of season 6 to accept a corporate position in California.
Season 6 of Superstore is currently on hiatus and will resume airing new episodes on Jan. 14, leading up to the series finale that will air on NBC in the spring. This news comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.