Superstore stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman as employees of a Walmart-like box store called Cloud 9.
Speaking to Vox, Spitzer said he’s “optimistic” about a season two renewal for the sitcom:
I’m feeling very optimistic. I hear nothing but positive thoughts from the network and studio, and I think our numbers are pretty good, at least for a comedy on NBC. But no one’s told me anything. I know as much as you do about our chances.
I believe in the show. I like the show! But there have been other good shows that haven’t found audiences, so I feel lucky that people have found this one.”
So far, season one ratings for the comedy are decent, with an average viewership of around 5.1 million per episode. Spitzer said if the show is renewed, he does have plans to bring in more guest stars:
You know, how many people actually work there long-term? We want this show to go for as long as possible, and be real, but we need to keep them there, too.
One opportunity with a show like this is that there are so many employees it’s very easy to bring in guest stars. I want there to be a lot of recurring characters we get to know. We’ll just have to keep finding reasons to keep our people there, because I love our cast and don’t want anyone to leave anytime soon.”
The season one finale of Superstore airs tonight on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you watching Superstore? Do you think it should be renewed?