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NBC’s Superstore will end with sixth season after star America Ferrera’s exit was pushed back

America Ferrera announced her departure from NBC’s Superstore earlier this year.

And it appears that the big box sitcom is preparing to shut its doors for good, following the exit of their star.

The show will end with its sixth season, which recently premiered in October and will return from mid-season hiatus January 14 with 11 remaining episodes to wrap up the series. 

Final season: NBC's Superstore will end with its sixth season, which recently premiered in October and will return from mid-season hiatus January 14 with 11 remaining episodes to wrap up the series

Final season: NBC’s Superstore will end with its sixth season, which recently premiered in October and will return from mid-season hiatus January 14 with 11 remaining episodes to wrap up the series

Fond farewell: It comes after star and executive producer America Ferrera announced her departure from the show earlier this year

Fond farewell: It comes after star and executive producer America Ferrera announced her departure from the show earlier this year

Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, said in a statement: ‘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.

‘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.’

Creator Justin Spitzer and fellow executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said: ‘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.

‘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.’

Top comedy: Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, said in a statement: 'This show will forever hold its place among the top workplace comedies for which we have a cherished history'

Top comedy: Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, said in a statement: ‘This show will forever hold its place among the top workplace comedies for which we have a cherished history’

Strong ending: Creator Justin Spitzer and fellow executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said: 'We'll do our best to go out strong and give you the satisfying ending you deserve'

Strong ending: Creator Justin Spitzer and fellow executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said: ‘We’ll do our best to go out strong and give you the satisfying ending you deserve’

Ferrera, who starred as store manager Amy Sosa and serves as an executive producer, announced her exit from the show back in February. 

She said in a statement: ‘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.’

It came just before the Ugly Betty star welcomed daughter Lucia Marisol in May, her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams, 39, with whom she also shares son Sebastian Piers, two.

Next chapter: Ferrera, who starred as store manager Amy Sosa, announced her exit from the show back in February: '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'

Next chapter: Ferrera, who starred as store manager Amy Sosa, announced her exit from the show back in February: ‘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’

COVID shuffle: Her final episode was supposed to air at the end of season five in April, but the season was cut short amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so she bid farewell at the beginning of season six, appearing in the first two episodes as a guest star to wrap up her character's arc

COVID shuffle: Her final episode was supposed to air at the end of season five in April, but the season was cut short amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so she bid farewell at the beginning of season six, appearing in the first two episodes as a guest star to wrap up her character’s arc

Possible return: She gave an emotional goodbye speech to the cast and crew, while leaving the door open to return: 'I haven’t taken a moment of it for granted. I’m so grateful. Thank you to all of you, and I hope to be back, and get to see you before it's all done'

Possible return: She gave an emotional goodbye speech to the cast and crew, while leaving the door open to return: ‘I haven’t taken a moment of it for granted. I’m so grateful. Thank you to all of you, and I hope to be back, and get to see you before it’s all done’

Her final episode was supposed to air at the end of season five in April, but the season was cut short amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ferrera instead bid farewell at the beginning of season six, appearing in the first two episodes as a guest star to wrap up her character’s arc. 

In a video posted to the show’s Twitter last month, she gave an emotional goodbye speech to the cast and crew, while leaving the door open to return. 

She said: ‘I haven’t taken a moment of it for granted. I’m so grateful. Thank you to all of you, and I hope to be back, and get to see you before it’s all done.’   

Relevant comedy: The workplace comedy has been praised as a clever and relevant comedy since it premiered in 2015, taking on immigration, the pay gap, healthcare, sexual assault and gun control

Relevant comedy: The workplace comedy has been praised as a clever and relevant comedy since it premiered in 2015, taking on immigration, the pay gap, healthcare, sexual assault and gun control

Art imitating life: With the show's recent return, they managed to offer a humorous but topical take on the COVID-19 pandemic, spotlighting the often overlooked essential workers at a big box store

Art imitating life: With the show’s recent return, they managed to offer a humorous but topical take on the COVID-19 pandemic, spotlighting the often overlooked essential workers at a big box store

Superstore is a 30-minute sitcom about employees at the fictional Cloud 9, also starring Nico Santos, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Nichole Sakura, Colton Dunn and Mark McKinney.

The workplace comedy has been praised as a clever and relevant comedy since it premiered in 2015, taking on immigration, the pay gap, healthcare, sexual assault and gun control.

With the show’s recent return, they managed to offer a humorous but topical take on the COVID-19 pandemic, spotlighting the often overlooked essential workers at a big box store.

Talented ensemble: Superstore is a 30-minute sitcom about employees at the fictional Cloud 9, also starring Nico Santos, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Nichole Sakura, Colton Dunn and Mark McKinney (pictured in March, 2019)

Talented ensemble: Superstore is a 30-minute sitcom about employees at the fictional Cloud 9, also starring Nico Santos, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Nichole Sakura, Colton Dunn and Mark McKinney (pictured in March, 2019)



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