America Ferrera announced she will be leaving Superstore at the end of the fifth season. The show has already been renewed for a sixth season, but will continue on without her character Amy Sosa. While some fans are worried about how the show will continue without one of its central characters, others might be wondering how much Ferrera makes per episode on Superstore.
America Ferrera announced she is leaving ‘Superstore’ on social media
On Feb. 28, Ferrera wrote a heartfelt Instagram post announcing she is leaving Superstore at the end of season 5. In the post, Ferrera shared multiple pictures on the set of the show with her fellow cast members.
The Instagram post reads:
“The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller. I’m so grateful to my partners at NBC and Universal Television for the support and belief they have always placed in the show, and I’m most thankful to the brilliant Justin Spitzer for creating the funny, smart and relevant world of Superstore and inviting me to be a part of it. As I start the next chapter for my family and career, I wish only the best, and much continued success, to my beloved Superstore family.”
Lauren Ash reacted to the news
After Ferrera posted on Instagram, Lauren Ash, who plays Dina, published a post of her own.
On Instagram, Ash wrote:
“Well, huge day for Superstore. Where to even begin? The cast started this journey as strangers and quickly became family. The idea that one of our family members isn’t going to be around anymore after 5 years, well, that’s tough for me to accept. Cause the thing is, as Dina and Amy’s friendship grew, so did Lauren and America’s. It’s not gonna be the same without her. But, Superstore has always done an amazing job of reflecting real life situations and challenges. And these kinds of things are a part of life. People we love have to move away or move on all the time. And it sucks. And it’s heartbreaking. But it’s a real part of life. And I don’t know of any show better to tackle what that’s like, than ours.
@americaferrera, I love you. I value every laugh and dance and song break we’ve shared. You’re my family for life. I know you are going to continue to be a force of nature in all you do, both professionally and personally. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you. Like I always tell people, I want to be you when I grow up. Rizzoli and Isles forever, my love.”
Ferrera replied to the post and wrote, “I love you forever.”
How much America Ferrera makes per episode on ‘Superstore’
In 2016, Variety reported the top salaries of actors starring in TV shows. The publication reported on comedy, drama, and reality series. According to Variety, Ferrera made $125,000 per Superstore episode in 2016. Ferrera was not listed on Variety’s recent 2019 list of highest-paid TV actors.