The actress, 35, announced the news in a statement on Friday. Superstore star and executive producer America Ferrera will be leaving the NBC comedy series following its current fifth season, which wraps April 16. This story has been shared 234,543 times. "Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller. While Ferrera is leaving “Superstore,” Green and Miller say there’s a chance viewers could see her reappear down the road. The actress, who is the show's lead and an executive producer, will be leaving the comedy at the end of the current season, NBC announced on Friday. “And we didn’t want to announce her departure until we had a Season 6 pickup. © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. 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Your Ad Choices America Ferrera’s departure from ‘Superstore’ has undeniably left a void in the megastore Cloud 9. "Superstore" is currently in its fifth season, which concludes April 16. Family of 4 found dead hours after husband said wife 'betrayed' him, Dr. Birx says she will retire after 'overwhelming' holiday travel scandal, Hugh Jackman and wife go for a December swim in the Hamptons, John Mulaney in rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry step out in Beverly Hills. Ferrera later tweeted that she wanted to “start the next chapter for my family and career.”. “Superstore” marks two milestones Thursday night — its 100th episode and the departure of star America Ferrera. Mark McKinney as Glenn, Nico Santos as Mateo, America Ferrera as Amy, Lauren Ash as Dina, Nichole Sakura as Cheyenne and Jon Barinholtz as Marcus. Updated 8:22 AM ET, Sat February 29, 2020. Superstore has a great ensemble cast … He’s one of the work family and has relationships with all the characters that go pretty deep. After five seasons of Superstore, America Ferrera is leaving Cloud 9. The series, which stars Ferrera as Amy, an employee of a fictional box store named Cloud 9, began in 2015. 99,602, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Superstore was initially due to see star America Ferrera leave at the end of the last season. He’s stepping up and looking for a little more responsibility in the store and trying to become more of a leader in certain ways.”. The next chapter for "Superstore," however, is unclear. This story has been shared 177,837 times. “We’ve always had such a deep bench of strong actors and well-developed characters, so when we heard [Ferrera was leaving] we figured out how to adjust.”. 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.". “At this point in Season 6, he’s really sort of the grounded center of the show. But due to the pandemic, “Superstore” shuttered production on Season 5 with one episode to go — delaying Ferrera’s exit until its two-part Season 6 opener, concluding Thursday at 8 p.m. “We first heard about the possibility that [Ferrera] might be leaving and started to talk about two different paths [for Amy] as much as we could,” says “Superstore” showrunner Jonathan Green, who spoke to The Post along with showrunner Gabe Miller. “Superstore” marks two milestones Thursday night — its 100th episode and the departure of star America Ferrera. 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NBC announced Thursday that the sixth season of the workplace sitcom, which stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, will be its last. “We hope we’re leaving the door open to see her again.”. The news was announced Friday by NBC and Ferrera herself. (CNN)"Superstore" will have to continue without its super star America Ferrera. NBC announced in February that Ferrera, 36, was leaving after five seasons of playing Amy Sosa on the workplace sitcom, centered around Cloud 9, a  big box store near St. Louis. View this post on Instagram Sitemap A post shared by America Ferrera (@americaferrera) on Feb 28, 2020 at 11:37am PST. Thanks for contacting us. We don’t talk about Superstore as much as we should around here, although it is consistently one of the best, funniest, and smartest sitcoms on television and has managed to improve in each of its five seasons. The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Lauren Ash as Dina and America Ferrera as Amy. “Glenn and Mateo [Mark McKinney, Nico Santos] are putting together a video goodbye for Amy that her fellow co-workers are all taking part in,” says Miller. On Friday, America Ferrera announced she is leaving the sitcom, which follows a group of employees working at a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. 177,837, This story has been shared 99,602 times. Ferrera, who also serves as an executive producer on the show, confirmed that she is leaving the show on social media. In its current season the show averages 3.8 million viewers per week, a number that accounts for seven days of delayed viewing, according to Nielsen numbers via NBC. Ferrera recently wrapped her longtime stint on the hit sitcom Superstore, shortly before NBC announced this month the show's current sixth season would be its last. Here’s a look at why is America Ferrera leaving Superstore. In an Instagram post that now has nearly 70,000 likes, Ferrera explained that her work on Superstore has “been some of the most, rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career.” America Ferrera is departing the NBC comedy series " Superstore " after five seasons. The news of the spinoff comes just a few weeks after NBC announced that the current season of Superstore would be its last, following America Ferrera‘s exit as Amy. America Ferrera, who played store manager Amy Sosa and has been an executive producer since 2015, exits the show to focus on the next chapter of her career and family. Superstore ‘s Ben Feldman was on set, directing the March 26 episode of NBC’s No. NBC announced Friday that America Ferrera will leave the critically acclaimed comedy "Superstore" (Thursdays, 8 EST/PST) at the end of the series' current season April 18. Once Ferrera leaves, Feldman will take the lead role at Cloud 9. America Ferrera, who has starred on NBC's 'Superstore' since its debut in 2015, will leave the comedy at the end of the current season. This story has been shared 234,543 times. We also think that there is a lot more story to tell within this world, especially since we only-recently learned the news that Superstore season 6 was going to be the final season. “When Jonah came in, he was the new guy,” says Miller. Privacy Notice Jon Barinholtz as Marcus, Kaliko Kauahi as Sandra, Nico Santos as Mateo, America Ferrera as Amy and Ben Feldman as Jonah. “When we  found out she was definitely leaving we were able to choose one path we’d talked about.”, “America was such a huge part of the show and made amazing contributions in front of and behind the camera,” says Miller. Variety is reporting that America Ferrera's run on the hit NBC show, Superstore, is coming to a close. 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