Attention, Shoppers: 'Superstore' Is Ending After Season 6

Kelly O'Sullivan
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Photo credit: NBC

From The Pioneer Woman

Attention, shoppers: Cloud 9 is closing its doors for good.

NBC recently announced that season six of the beloved sitcom Superstore will be its last. The single-camera comedy has chronicled the ups and downs of a makeshift family of employees at big box megastore Cloud 9 since it first aired in 2015.

Superstore's plot ran the gamut from showing slapstick workplace fails to tackling the real-life issues faced by the American working class today. There was something for everyone and it always got a laugh鈥攕o why is Superstore ending?

Why was "Superstore" cancelled?

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Although low ratings are usually the driving force behind these types of cancellations, that doesn't seem to be the case with Superstore. NBC reports that it reached more than 37 million viewers last season and has consistently been one of the network's "strongest comedies."

However, the series already has more than 100 episodes鈥攎aking it unlikely that it's picking up many new fans. And when Superstore's lead star America Ferrera left in late 2020, it seemed like the beginning of the end.

NBC didn't provide many additional details, but they did release a statement regarding the show's surprising news.

"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," said Lisa Katz, NBC President of Scripted Content. "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."

When will it end?

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Superstore will end after its sixth season, which returns on Thursday, January 14 at 8:30 p.m. Luckily, fans will get to watch 11 more new episodes surrounding the employees' final days at Cloud 9 before it goes off the air for good.

How does America Ferrera feel about this?

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America鈥攐therwise known as Amy鈥攊s just as sad as you are! But, mostly, she's grateful for her time on the Superstore.

"I feel like for five years, my job was to show up and make people laugh and laugh myself with people I loved working with," she told People. "I don't know that I ever have laughed so hard on any job before. So, I'm gonna miss that being a part of my daily life. I hope that there will be other things that make me laugh, but I don't know that I'll be laughing as much or as hard as I did on the set."

If you thought Amy's last day at Cloud 9 was emotional, just wait until Superstore's upcoming series finale. 馃槶