Superstore


Superstore Information

Superstore is an American single-camera sitcom television series that premiered on NBC on November 30, 2015. The series was created by Justin Spitzer, who also serves as an executive producer. Starring America Ferrera (who also serves as a producer) and Ben Feldman, Superstore follows a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble and supporting cast features Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom and Mark McKinney.

On February 23, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season by NBC. On May 15, 2016, NBC announced that Superstore is expected to lead off its Thursday night primetime programming in the 2016-17 season. The second season premiered on September 22, 2016, with a 22-episode order for the second season that was announced on September 23, 2016. A special Olympics-themed episode aired on August 19, 2016 during the network's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Cast and characters

Main

  • America Ferrera as Amy Dubanowski, a Cloud 9 employee of ten years who worked as an associate, then floor supervisor, then assistant manager, and very briefly store manager before being fired in the season one finale. At age 19, she married her high school sweetheart, Adam, with whom she has a daughter, Emma. Amy immediately clashes with new associate Jonah, as he strives for change and has a sometimes pretentious attitude that annoys her. In order to keep strangers from calling her by her name, Amy wears a new name on her name tag in each episode (though she wears her real name on the 11th episode of season 1). She is promoted to assistant manager in the episode "Demotion".
  • Ben Feldman as Jonah, Cloud 9's newest associate. Jonah makes a terrible impression on his first day and immediately clashes with Amy, but their relationship has since improved somewhat. As revealed in "Secret Shopper", Jonah is from a well-to-do background and came to Cloud 9 because he flunked out of business school in Chicago and ran up debt. He was driving aimlessly until he stopped at a Cloud 9 in St. Louis and saw the "help wanted" sign.
  • Lauren Ash as Dina Fox, Cloud 9's assistant store manager, who is extremely connected to her pet birds, but out of touch with other people. Her by-the-book management style often clashes with employees, and even her boss Glenn when he espouses his religious beliefs in the workplace. In "Demotion", Dina takes a voluntary demotion to associate to pursue Jonah romantically, after Jonah claims the reason he resists her romantic advances is because she is his supervisor. After her coworkers stage a walkout in the episode "Labor", Dina becomes store manager.
  • Colton Dunn as Garrett, a Cloud 9 associate who is paralyzed from the waist down. He is often heard making announcements over the store PA system. He enjoys pulling pranks on his coworkers and even customers, usually out of boredom.
  • Nico Santos as Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, a Filipino (mistaken as Mexican in Season 1, Episode 2) Cloud 9 associate. He is an ambitious new hire who wants to climb the ladder at Cloud 9 as quickly as possible. He immediately begins a rivalry with fellow new hire Jonah by pointing out his mistakes. He came out as gay to Glenn in the episode "Wedding Day Sale." It is further revealed in the episode "Olympics" that he is an undocumented worker, though Glenn is oblivious when Mateo tries to confess.
  • Nichole Bloom as Cheyenne Tyler Lee, a Cloud 9 associate who is pregnant at the start of the series. Cheyenne is 17 years old, a high school student, and engaged to her boyfriend, Bo. She delivers a baby girl named Harmonica in the episode "Labor".
  • Mark McKinney as Glenn Sturgis, Cloud 9's store manager. Glenn is socially awkward and constantly positive, and he clashes with Dina when he brings his Christian religious beliefs into the workplace. Glenn and his wife have no children of their own, but they are foster parents. It is revealed that his family owned a hardware store before Cloud 9 took their business.

Recurring

  • Johnny Pemberton as Bo Derek Thompson, Cheyenne's immature, wannabe-rapper fianc and her baby's father.
  • Kaliko Kauahi as Sandra, a Cloud 9 employee who has trouble bringing up legitimate concerns and being heard. She will often attempt to make her voice heard only to shoot herself down shortly after, or during. In "Labor," she revealed that she is a midwife.
  • Sean Whalen as Sal, a creepy, older Cloud 9 employee. It is implied that he harasses Sandra sexually, making comments about her breasts both at work and at her home.
  • Josh Lawson as Tate, a Cloud 9 pharmacist who is often rude, panicky, sarcastic and brags about himself. He often passes his job onto other employees whenever he can.
  • Linda Porter as Myrtle, an old Cloud 9 employee who is often quite confused and forgetful.

Episodes

Template:Main article

Production

Development and filming

The series was one of three pilots picked up by NBC on January 14, 2015, along with the sitcom Crowded; both were green lighted to series status the same day (May 7, 2015). 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. Superstore was officially picked up as a series on May 7, 2015, by NBC. The first season consisted of eleven episodes, after the episode order was reduced from thirteen on October 19, 2015. It was announced on November 2, 2015, that the show would air the premiere on January 4, 2015, but would be airing two back-to-back episodes on November 30, 2015, following The Voice.

Casting

It was announced on February 20, 2015, that Lauren Ash had been cast as a series regular, and would be playing Dina, the store"?s assistant manager. On March 2, 2015, Deadline reported that Superstore had added three other cast members, which was Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney and Nico Santos. The website reported that Dunn would be playing Garret, the often-sarcastic narrator of the piece, McKinney would be playing Glenn, the intensely store manager, and Santos would be playing Mateo, another new employee and a brown-noser from an impoverished background. On March 12, 2015, Nichole Bloom was announced to have joined the show as Cheyenne, a very pregnant teenage employee.

Deadline announced on March 13, 2015, that Ben Feldman had landed the male lead in Superstore, as Jonah, a new employee in the superstore Cloud 9. Three days later, TVLine announced on March 16, 2015, that America Ferrera had landed the female lead as the floor supervisor Amy in the Cloud 9 store. It was also reported that Ferrera was also a producer for the show.

The Mindy Project crossover

The series is implied to take place in the same fictional universe as Hulu's The Mindy Project, another series also produced by NBCUniversal Television. The episode "Under the Texan Sun" has Mindy Lahiri and Peter Prentice shopping at an Austin, Texas Cloud 9 location.

Reception

Ratings

The series debuted as a "preview" on November 30, 2015 following an episode of The Voice with 7 million viewers making the second highest new comedy behind Life in Pieces. The series then moved to its regular Monday at 8:00 pm timeslot on January 4, 2016 with more than 6 million viewers making the highest rated comedy that did not have The Voice as a lead-in since The Michael J. Fox Show back in September 2013.

Season Time slot (ET/PT) Episodes Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1 Monday 10:00 pm (Episode 1)
Monday 10:30 pm (Episode 2)
Monday 9:00 pm (Episode 3)
Monday 8:00 pm (Episodes 4-11)
11 November 30, 2015 7.21 February 22, 2016 4.68 2015-16 #66 6.58
2 Thursday 8:00 pm 22 September 22, 2016 5.45 2016-17 TBA TBA

Critical reception

Early reviews for the series were mixed. According to Metacritic, the first season of Superstore holds a score of 58 out of 100, indicating "mixed to average reviews" based on 21 critics. On another review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 54% with a "Rotten" rating, based on 24 critics, with an average rating of 4.4/10. The general consensus is: "Superstores talented cast and obvious potential are slightly overshadowed by a tonally jumbled presentation and thin, formulaic writing." As the first season went along, however, reviews started to become more positive. Following the finale "Labor", the Los Angeles Times called it one of TV's best new comedies." Pilot Viruet of The A.V. Club wrote that the "first season ... got better and more confident as it moved on", and that the first season finale "is a nice little cap to a nice little sitcom that could"?ve used a little more attention." After the series aired its Olympics special, Variety wrote that the show was "a funny, pointed and essential workplace comedy", and that "there are no weak links in [the] ensemble".

Accolades

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Television America Ferrera

DVD release

Season 1

The Complete First Season
Set details Special features
  • 11 episodes
  • 2-disc set
  • 237 minutes
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gag reel & Bloopers
Release dates
Region 1 Region 2
August 23, 2016



This webpage uses material from the Wikipedia article "Superstore_%28TV_series%29" and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Reality TV World is not responsible for any errors or omissions the Wikipedia article may contain.
ADVERTISEMENT




POPULAR TV SHOWS (100)



POPULAR PEOPLE (100)


Page generated in 0.29956698417664 seconds