Is ‘Superstore’ Canceled Or Will There Be a Season 5?
Superstore is one show on TV that aims to be relatable to the average person. In its promo, it notes, “You’ve shopped there, maybe you’ve even worked there.” Superstore is a fun and satirical look at the lives of a group of employees at the local big box store, Cloud 9. The show features great writers, a standout cast, and plenty of laughs.
In its fourth season, Superstore has gained a loyal following. The show just returned from its fall break and now fans are wondering: “Will Superstore return for season 5 or has it been canceled?”
The show’s cast is plain funny
Superstore features a few familiar faces. America Ferrera stars as Amy, one of Cloud 9’s managers. Fans will recognize Ferrera from her four-year stint as the titular character in the ABC comedy Ugly Betty. Ugly Betty showed off Ferrara’s charm and comedic timing and made her one of the most loved actresses on TV. Ferrera is joined by Ben Feldman who plays Amy’s co-worker Jonah. Feldman is best known for his work on the Lifetime show Drop Dead Diva and his time on Mad Men, the latter of which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama Series. Rounding out the cast is Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, and Nico Santos.
Superstore comes to us from the same creative mind that produced The Office. Justin Spitzer has a history of creating popular shows that know how to make audiences laugh. In addition to The Office and Superstore, Spitzer has written for Scrubs and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy three times.
‘Superstore’ thrives on being relatable
It’s obvious that the creators want to present a series that represents a group of people that is relatable. The show focuses on average people, working an average job, dealing with average, everyday issues. The show’s star, Ben Feldman told UPI that it is this focus on everyday people that makes Superstore a success. Feldman told the website, “We’re not approaching it as a different species of human. We are all the same. Some people wear vests and live in Missouri and some people wear tuxes and live in Hollywood. But we all talk about what’s going on in the news. We have relationships. We make mistakes. We’re all human and we’re just reflecting that. I think it’s comforting for people to see themselves.”
Superstore is a show that doesn’t have you feeling bad about the size of your house or how much money you bring in. It’s a show that you can truly sit down and laugh with because, chances are, you’ve been there.
The show is holding its own amongst tough competition
The fact that Superstore has managed to survive in its current time slot is a testament to the quality of the show and cast. The show airs on NBC Thursday nights at 8 pm. That puts it in direct competition with ratings monsters The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy.
But Superstore has managed to bring in strong ratings, despite its formidable competition. The show averages a 1.4 rating among viewers 18-48 and 4.4 million viewers overall.
Will ‘Superstore’ return for season 5?
NBC announced in early March that the popular comedy will be returning for season 5 next year.
Co-presidents of programming at NBC, Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said, “Week after week Justin Spitzer, our amazing writers, and cast and crew masterfully deliver a comedy that not only makes us laugh but speaks to the larger issues of the day.”
Season 4 debuted on October 4, 2018, so fans can expect season five to hit screens sometime in late September or early October.