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NBC Orders Additional ‘Superstore’ Scripts (Exclusive)

Network orders nine more scripts of America Ferrera sitcom, which would bring new season to 22 episodes

NBC has ordered nine additional scripts of “Superstore,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The series, which stars America Ferrera and Ben Feldman as employees in a big-box retailer, was renewed for a second season in February, along with “Blindspot” and “Shades of Blue,” and it was given the post-Olympics slot for a special second-season preview episode themed to the Games.

The second season of “Superstore” currently consists of 13 episodes, so the additional script order is considered a sign of confidence; the pickup of the back-nine episodes would bring the season to a full 22.

Series creator Justin Spitzer previously told TheWrap that in the show’s second season, which premieres Thursday, he “might want to start bringing in a little more of a sense of the corporation of Cloud 9.”

“Superstore” was a modest ratings success for the network last fall, averaging a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.6 million viewers in live-plus-seven viewing, according to Nielsen.

NBC has a lot riding on the show heading into the new season — “Superstore” was one of just two comedies renewed for another season by the network, alongside “The Carmichael Show.”

The post-Olympics episode got a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.7 million viewers.

“Superstore” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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