A new season of “Superstore” is coming to NBC. The network confirmed a fifth-season for the comedy today, a few days before the series returns for the back half of Season 4. In the beginning half of Season 4, “Superstore” averaged 4.4M viewers overall in “live + seven day” Nielsens ratings. Those are great numbers for the Thursday 8-8:30 p.m. timeslot, which has “Superstore” going against rival programming like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and NFL “Thursday Night Football” during the fall schedule.
“Superstore” is also one of the most popular streaming options on the NBC schedule. The network stated that the show derives 44% of its “live + seven day plus digital” rating in adults 18-49 from non-linear sources, the second biggest percentage on the NBC schedule. The only show that beats “Superstore” on the chart is NBC’s new acquired “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
“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,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
As we mentioned earlier, “Superstore” is scheduled to return in just a few days with all-new episodes. The series returns to the NBC lineup on March 7th, when it will begin the final episodes of Season 4.
America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in the comedy series with Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom, and Nico Santos. The series also features Mark McKinney and Lauren Ash.
Ferrera used her time off during the break to lend her voice to “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” a film that has been dominating the domestic box office over the past two weeks. Dean DeBlois directed the film, which also features Jay Baruchel, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, and Kit Harington. The animated-comedy made over $55M on opening weekend and has already made over $378M worldwide since the film released in theaters two weeks ago.
“Superstore” was created by Justin Spitzer, who serves as an executive producer with director Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green and Jackie Clarke. Universal Television produces “Superstore” in association with the Spitzer Holding Company and The District.