Monday, November 2, 2015

NBC Sets Series Premiere Dates for Comedies 'Superstore' and 'Telenovela'

NBC's new original comedy series Superstore and Telenovela will air on Mondays starting in January, though each new show will get a special sneak preview this fall following The Voice, the network announced today.

Superstore starring America Ferrera will air two episodes starting at 10/9c. following a two-hour episode of The Voice on Monday, November 30. Following that, Telenovela starring Eva Longoria will also air two episodes starting at 10/9c. following a new episode of The Voice on Monday, December 7. They will air during the planned midseason hiatus for breakout fall drama Blindspot.

Superstore and Telenovela will then make their official time slot debuts at 8/7c. and 8:30/7:30c. respectively on Monday, January 4.

Superstore is a workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

In addition to Ferrera, the cast also includes Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos.

Justin Spitzer created the comedy, and executive produces with David Bernad and director Ruben Fleischer. Superstore is produced by Universal Television and the District.

Telenovela centers on the willful but popular telenovela star, Ana Maria (Longoria), who struggles to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera.

In addition to Longoria, the cast also features Jencarlos Canela, Amaury Nolasco, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks and Alex Meneses.

Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein created the comedy, and executive produce with Longoria, Josh Bycel, Jonathan Fener and Ben Spector. Universal Television and Unbelievable Entertainment produce.