Superstore is going out of business.
It was announced today that Superstore will be closing up shop at the end of its current season, which will put it right at 113 episodes. The series, which was created by Justin Spitzer, will return from hiatus on January 13th, and wrap up by the spring.
“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,” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content at NBC, 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.”
“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,” said executive producers Justin Spitzer, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green in a joint statement. “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 added, “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.”
The timing does feel right, as the show’s star America Ferrara, left after the first two episodes into this season. And Spitzer does have another show in the works titled American Auto, which is set at the Detroit headquarters of a major automobile manufacturer.