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Superstore (TV series)

Superstore
Genre Sitcom
Created by Justin Spitzer
Written by Justin Spitzer
Directed by Ruben Fleischer
Starring America Ferrera
Ben Feldman
Colton Dunn
Mark McKinney
Nichole Bloom
Nico Santos
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Justin Spitzer
David Bernad
Producer(s) America Ferrera
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) The District
Universal Television
Release
Original channel NBC
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)

Superstore is an upcoming American single camera workplace comedy that will debut on NBC as a mid-season entry in the 2015-16 television season. The series, which was greenlighted to order on May 7, 2015, was created and written by Justin Spitzer, who will also share executive production credits with David Bernad for The District and Universal Television.[1]

Details

The series takes place at a multi-super-sized megastore called "Cloud 9," where the employees, interns, and their supervisors, find themselves dealing with the customers and each other. In-between the chaos, some come to work in order to make a better life, while some will do whatever it takes to succeed, and for a couple of fellow workers, it could lead to something romantic.

Development

The series was one of three pilots picked up by NBC on January 14, 2015, along with Crowded; both were green lighted to series status the same day (May 7, 2015).[2] The series was the first project for Ruben Fleischer's newly-formed company The District as part of a two year deal with Universal, as he directed the pilot episode.[3]

Lauren Ash was the first to be cast in February,[4] followed by Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos,[5] Nichole Bloom,[6] and Ben Feldman (fresh off of the recently cancelled A to Z) in March.[7]

On March 16, 2015, Ferrera was added to the cast, and will add co-production duties as well. This brings the actress back to television just five years after Ugly Betty ended its run in 2010. Ferrera has garnered multiple offers for the past few pilot seasons and declined everything until this one came along.[8]

Cast

  • America Ferrera as Amy, a 10-year employee who has worked as a floor supervisor at Cloud 9. She is put off by having to deal with the new employee Jonah, but over time they grow into becoming friends, which could lead to something more and possibly romantic.
  • Ben Feldman as Jonah, a college grad who never held a job in his life until this one came along, as he wants to experience the real taste of the real world. He has a elitist behavior and it causes him to be alienated from his fellow employees, especially possible romantic interest Amy, but over time he wins the co-workers over with his superior, yet positive attitude.
  • Colton Dunn as Garrett, the series' often-sarcastic store PA/narrator who frequently shares his philosophical insights and wry comments over the intercom.
  • Lauren Ash as Dina, the assistant manager at Cloud 9 who lives and breathes her job.
  • Mark McKinney as Glenn, Cloud 9's intensely religious store manager who isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
  • Nichole Bloom as Cheyenne, a very pregnant, yet naïve, teenage employee with a sweet, unsophisticated personality.
  • Nico Santos as Mateo, a brown-nosed employee who hopes to make it in life, despite having come from a large family and seeing all 11 of his siblings incarcerated in jail.

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