I am terribly bummed about this news because my family loves ‘Superstore.’ It’s definitely in our Top 3 sitcoms right now – the others being ‘The Neighborhood’ and leaving-this-space-open-because-I-can’t-think-right-now-but-maybe-it’s-The-Goldbergs. Anyway, the bad news is: America Ferrera will be leaving NBC’s ‘Superstore’ after 5 strong seasons on the show.
In a statement Ferrera said:
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.
‘Superstore’ was just renewed by NBC for a sixth season – we’ll have to watch and see how it does post-America.