The NBC comedy created by Justin Spitzer is saying goodbye to one of its stars.
Multiple outlets confirm that America Ferrera is set to leave Superstore upon the conclusion of its current fifth season.
“The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career,” Ferrera said. “Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller.
“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,” she added, wishing “only the best, and much continued success, to my beloved Superstore family.”
“America’s immeasurable contributions to Superstore, both in front of and behind the camera as well as an ambassador for the show, can’t possibly be quantified,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at NBC Entertainment. “We feel so fortunate to call her both a colleague and friend.”