There’s about to be a change in management at NBC’s “Superstore.”
Executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green are set to take over for series creator Justin Spitzer as co-showrunners on the workplace comedy beginning next season, while Spitzer shifts his focus to new development for Universal Television.
All three have renewed their overall deals with the studio ahead of “Superstore’s” fifth season this fall.
Miller and Green have been writers on “Superstore” since the show’s first season, and their previous credits include “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Office” and “The Mindy Project.”
“I can’t thank Justin enough for giving us one of the smartest comedies on television and I’m grateful we now get to pick his very fertile brain for new ideas,” said UTV president Pearlena Igbokwe. “He is leaving ‘Superstore’ in the very capable hands of Gabe and Jonathan who, along with America, Ben and the entire cast and crew, will continue to deliver the high-quality show we’ve all come to love.”
“I’m excited to develop new projects with Pearlena and everyone else at Universal Television, which has been my home for the last 13 years,” said Spitzer. “Meanwhile, Gabe and Jonathan have been running ‘Superstore’ with me from the beginning, and there’s no one I have more faith in to continue guiding it into the future.”
NBC announced last month that it had already renewed the America Ferrera-led comedy for the 2019-2020 season. In its Thursday-night time slot, the currently airing Season 4 is averaging a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.4 million total viewers per episode, according to Nielsen’s “live plus seven-day” measurement.