Friday, September 23, 2016

NBC Orders 9 More Episodes of 'Superstore'

A day after returning for its second season, NBC has ordered nine additional episodes of original comedy series Superstore - bringing its season total to 22 episodes. 

The pickup comes after the second season premiere of the comedy averaged a 1.5 rating in the core Adults 18-49 demographic and 5.449 million total viewers. That was the second largest rating for a scripted show on Thursday night - only being beat by ABC's Grey's Anatomy (2.5). You can read my review of the season premiere here.

The back-nine order today is the first pickup for any show of the 2016-17 broadcast season, which officially started this week on Monday.

"We're very proud of Superstore and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics as well as last night's ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period," said Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment president. "This is a show our audience loves and, paired with The Good Place, which our audience also loves, we think we have a sensational new comedy block to build this season." 

The comedy stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, Mark McKinney and Lauren Ash.

Justin Spitzer created the comedy. He executive produces with Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green. Universal Television, The District and Spitzer Holding Company produce.