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Ben Feldman: With ‘Superstore,’ It’s Issues Second, Funny First

It’s not a coincidence that the store in Superstore is located in America’s heartland. Like some other shows, most notably Roseanne (now The Conners) and The Middle, the writers and producers of the show have set out to make a show that will resonate with a wide range of Americans. Do they touch on some [...]

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Superstore Plots Myrtle Tribute Episode Honoring Late Actress Linda Porter

Superstore Plots Myrtle Tribute Episode Honoring Late Actress Linda Porter
Cloud 9 will pay its respects to a dearly departed associate when Superstore returns in the new year.

The NBC workplace comedy is set to acknowledge the passing of Myrtle, who was played by the late Linda Porter. In the episode, which airs on Thursday, Jan. 16, employees will “wrestle with the loss of their beloved co-worker… and the fact that she left a large sum of money to Jonah,” according to the official logline.

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‘Superstore’: NBC Ups Season 5 Order To 22 Episodes With 4-Episode Pickup

  • Deadline
Blue-collar comedy Superstore continues to be the unsung hero of NBC’s Thursday comedy lineup. And in recognition of its solid ratings performance, the network has ordered four more episodes, bringing its Season 5 total to 22.

That is considered a full-season order, and, besides the first season, which was short as Superstore started off as a midseason replacement, the comedy has gotten full-season orders every year. It is expected to be the only NBC comedy series this season to produce 22 episodes.

It is unclear why Superstore had a 18-episode fifth season pickup to begin with, but the back order also is a vote of confidence to the series following the showrunner change at the end of Season 4, with creator Justin Spitzer stepping down and Gabe Miller & Jonathan Green taking over.

So far in its fifth season, Superstore is averaging a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall in Live+7. It
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‘Superstore’ Season 5 Scores Four More Episodes at NBC

  • Variety
“Superstore” fans will be doing a little dance in the aisles.

NBC has ordered four more episodes of the hit comedy, lengthening its fifth season to a full 22 episodes.

So far in season 5, “Superstore” is averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.9 million total viewers after seven days of delayed viewing. In terms of its Live+Same Day performance, the show is NBC’s sixth highest rated series overall, averaging a 0.77 through six episodes.

“Superstore” centers around Amy (America Ferrera), who was recently promoted to be the store manager, and Jonah (Ben Feldman), a dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring. Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the sweet and clueless Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom), and the perpetually dismissed Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi.

Also on the team are Glenn (Mark McKinney), who stepped down as manager in an attempt to have more family time, and
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Superstore Honors Late Cast Member Linda Porter With Episode Dedication

Superstore Honors Late Cast Member Linda Porter With Episode Dedication
Thursday’s episode of Superstore included a touching tribute to actress Linda Porter, who died last month at the age of 86. Porter’s character, Myrtle Vartanian, appeared in 35 episodes of the NBC comedy during its first four seasons. She showed up for the last time in the May 2019 finale.

The tribute came in the form of a title card at the end of the episode, seen below:

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‘Claws’ to End After Fourth Season

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‘Claws’ to End After Fourth Season
It’s only Tuesday, but longtime producing partners Rashida Jones and partner Will McCormack are already having quite the eventful week. This morning, it was announced that the TNT series “Claws” — executive produced by the duo’s Le Train Train production company — was renewed for its fourth and final season. But apparently where one show ends, another begins, as Variety reported that AMC has just picked up a new pilot executive-produced by the pair — the quite pointedly titled “Kevin Can Go F— Himself” — to series.

Created by Eliot Lawrence (“Welcome to Me”) with Sharon Lee Watson (“Chicago P.D.”) and Emily Silver (“Bones”) functioning as showrunners, the flamboyant and sometimes surreal “Claws” originally premiered in June 2017 and stars Emmy nominee Niecy Nash as Desna Simms, an entrepreneur and leader of a crew of strip mall nail technicians-turned-mobsters in the trashy coastal Florida town of Palmetto (aka “Palmghetto”). Rounding out the ensemble
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Superstore on NBC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six?

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Airing on the NBC television network, A workplace comedy, Superstore stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, and Kaliko Kauahi. This sitcom revolves around the diverse and unique employees at a super-sized megastore called Cloud 9. Recently promoted to store manager, Amy (Ferrera) is the glue that holds the place together while newer hire Jonah (Feldman) wants to prove that work doesn't
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‘Superstore’ Actress Linda Porter Dies at 86

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‘Superstore’ Actress Linda Porter Dies at 86
“Superstore” actress Linda Porter has died, her representatives have confirmed to Variety. She was 86.

Porter, who also appeared in “Twin Peaks: The Return,” “Mercy,” “American Horror Story,” “The Suite Life on Deck,” “Gilmore Girls” and other series dating back to the late 1980s, most recently played Myrtle on “Superstore.” She appeared in 35 episodes as a store employee in the NBC comedy.

“Superstore” executive producers Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller shared the following statement on behalf of the cast and crew: “Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic – working with her brightened everyone’s day. We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The Superstore family won’t be the same without her.”

“Superstore” actor Ben Feldman shared his condolences late Friday afternoon.

“Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end,
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Linda Porter, ‘Superstore’ Actress, Dies at 86

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Linda Porter, ‘Superstore’ Actress, Dies at 86
“Superstore” actress Linda Porter died, her representative confirmed on Friday. She was 86.

The actress has portrayed Myrtle on the NBC workplace comedy since its first season. The character was laid off from the Cloud 9 big box store in Season 3, but continued to recur throughout much of Season 4 as well, most recently in the season finale earlier this year.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic. Working with her brightened everyone’s day,”executive producers Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The ‘Superstore’ family won’t be the same without her.”

“Here’s hoping the angels don’t call cut right away because your best stuff always came at the end,” her co-star Ben Feldman wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We’ll miss you Linda Porter.”

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Superstore's Linda Porter Dead at 86: 'We Won't Be the Same Without Her'

Superstore's Linda Porter Dead at 86: 'We Won't Be the Same Without Her'
Superstore fan favorite Linda Porter, who played elderly Cloud 9 employee Myrtle on the NBC sitcom, has died at the age of 86.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious; she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic — working with her brightened everyone’s day,” Superstore executive producers Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green said in a statement. “We’re lucky to have been a small part of her long career. The Superstore family won’t be the same without her.”

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Linda Porter Dies: ‘Superstore’, ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 86

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Linda Porter Dies: ‘Superstore’, ‘Twin Peaks’ Actress Was 86
Linda Porter, a character actress who appeared in dozens of TV series and feature films and was perhaps best known for her role as Myrtle in NBC’s Superstore, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 86.

Porter most recently was seen in her recurring role as Cloud 9 employee Myrtle Vartanian in the May 16 Season 4 finale of Superstore. Fan favorite Myrtle had recently been rehired as new manager Amy’s (America Ferrera) assistant after being laid off in Season 3 and then brought back as a customer-greeting hologram.

Since Season 1, Porter had appeared in 35 episodes of the NBC comedy series, which returned for its fifth season last night. She had not filmed any Season 5 episodes before her death. The ensemble comedy will likely pay tribute to one of its guest-starring MVPs next week.

“Linda wasn’t just hilarious, she was incredibly sweet, energetic and enthusiastic – working with her brightened everyone’s day,
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Superstore: Season Five Ratings

While its ratings weren't very impressive, Superstore ranked as one of NBC's highest-rated sitcoms for the 2018-19 season. How will this sitcom perform in season five? Will the numbers go up or down? Will Superstore be cancelled or renewed for season six? Stay tuned.

A workplace comedy, Superstore stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, and Kaliko Kauahi. This NBC sitcom revolves around the diverse and unique employees at a super-sized megastore called Cloud 9. Recently promoted to store manager, Amy (Ferrera) is the glue that holds the place together while newer hire Jonah (Feldman) wants to prove that work doesn't have to be boring. Their fellow associates at the store include sardonic Garrett (Dunn), sweet but clueless Cheyenne (Bloom), perpetually dismissed Sandra (Kauahi), former manager Glenn (McKinney), self-promoted floor supervisor Mateo (Santos), and Dina (Ash), the
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Superstore: Season Five Viewer Votes

Is every day a sale day on the fifth season of the Superstore TV show on NBC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Superstore is cancelled or renewed for season six. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we invite you to rate all of the fifth season episodes of Superstore here.

An NBC workplace comedy, Superstore stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, and Kaliko Kauahi. This sitcom revolves around the diverse and unique employees at a super-sized megastore called Cloud 9. Recently promoted to store manager, Amy (Ferrera) is the glue that holds the place together while newer hire Jonah (Feldman) wants
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Superstore Season 5 Episode 1 Review: Cloud 9.0

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After an emotional finale that kept viewers on the edge of their seat, Superstore Season 5 Episode 1 made a simultaneously heartfelt and hysterical return. 

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Mateo is experiencing his greatest fear and is currently being detained in a detention center, while his friends are forced to return to work and keep all talk of a union under wraps. 

If anyone doubted whether Superstore could pull off such an emotional storyline, they were proved wrong on Superstore Season 5 Episode 1.

The employees' candlelight vigil was a respectful way to honor Mateo, but when you have a cast of such ridiculous characters there's bound to be a few who don't understand how to handle the situation. 

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Marcus rolling up to the vigil with a grill and Mateo's friends
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Superstore Season 5 Premiere Preview: Cloud 9 Stands for Mateo

  • TVfanatic
Superstore has always ended its seasons on massive cliffhangers and the Superstore Season 4 finale was no different.

Amy and Jonah's quams about the future and Sandra's engagement were both topics that will carry on into Superstore Season 5, but there was one storyline in particular that overshadowed everything else. 

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After struggling with his status as an undocumented immigrant for years, everything finally came to a head for Mateo when he was carted away and detained during an Ice raid at Cloud 9. 

There will be no time jump like there has been in the past.

While many of Superstore's premieres have picked up months after the events of the finale, Superstore Season 5 Episode 1 takes place only hours after Mateo has been taken. 

As shown in a sneak peek, the Cloud 9 employees will hold a candlelight vigil to show their support for Mateo.
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11 Times Superstore Tackled Real-World Issues

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Superstore may very well be the most underrated show of our generation. 

It's simultaneously smart and funny, and manages to make up for what other TV programs lack.

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While many series are too afraid to address the everyday problems happening in our society, Superstore tackles them head-on, while still keeping the comedic aspect of the show alive. 

We created a slideshow below of 11 times Superstore tackled real-world issues! 

1. When An Abortion Debate Broke Out Mistakingly thinking Sandra is pregnant, Glenn tries to guilt her out of having an abortion. Jonah overhears the conversation between Sandra and their boss and immediately jumps to her defense. 2. When Mateo Was Taken By Ice Mateo has been struggling with his status as an undocumented immigrant throughout the entire series. After living in constant fear for years, Mateo was
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Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen Host Hilarity For Charity County Fair

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's first-ever Hfc County Fair.

Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen attend Hilarity For Charity's County Fair

Credit/Copyright: Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Hilarity for Charity

The event was attended by famous faces and fans alike, including notable attendees such as Adam Devine, Andrew Rannells, Ben Feldman, Busy Phillips, Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider, Ilana Glazer, Ike Barinholtz, Jeff Garlin, Jeff Ross, Josh Gad, Kate Micucci, Lauren Elizabeth, Nick Kroll, Regina Hall, and Riki Lindhome, as well as a special performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Anderson .Paak.

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk enthralled fairgoers with a special half-pipe performance.

The sold-out event was conceived as a classic carnival presented in the most unconventional way. The exclusively 21 and over Hfc County Fair elevated the carnival experience with a premium open bar, delicious La food trucks, and rides and fair games hosted by celebrity guests. The innovative event was a unique,
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Superstore Season 5: Ben Feldman Talks Cloud 9's Possible Union, "Simmosa," & Jonah's Storyline

  • TVfanatic
It's almost time! The wait is coming to an end, and Superstore finally returns to NBC in a matter of weeks. 

With the premiere so close, TV Fanatic talked with Ben Feldman about what to expect when we catch up with our favorite Cloud 9 Employees on Superstore Season 5. 

Ben Feldman isn't just hilarious onscreen as Jonah Simms, but he's funny in person, too. 

Amidst all the laughing, I asked about that giant cliffhanger at the end of Superstore Season 4 -- Mateo's storyline as an undocumented immigrant finally came to a head when he was carted off by Ice in front of all his co-workers, despite their best efforts to hide him. 

"The union thing is very much explored," Ben said. "It is a major theme for a least the beginning of the season for a while.

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"Something that's really
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Stars Announced For Hilarity For Charity County Fair

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (Hfc) is hosting its first ever Hfc County Fair on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Skylight Row Dtla in Los Angeles.

The one-of-a-kind carnival fundraising event will feature celebrity guests including Adam Devine, Andrew Rannells, Ben Feldman, Casey Wilson, Ilana Glazer, Ike Barinholtz, Jeff Ross, Josh Gad, Kate Micucci, Nick Kroll, Riki Lindhome, and Tony Hawk, as well as a special performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Anderson Paak. Exclusively for guests 21 and over, the Hfc County Fair elevates the classic carnival with rides and fair games hosted by the comedians and geared towards an older audience, a premium open bar and delicious La food trucks. Tickets to the Hfc County Fair are now available at HFCCountyFair.com with proceeds going towards Alzheimer’s care, support and brain health education.

The inaugural Hfc County Fair will feature a variety of competitive games, exhilarating
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Seth Rogen Taps Ilana Glazer, Anderson .Paak for Hilarity for Charity County Fair

Seth Rogen Taps Ilana Glazer, Anderson .Paak for Hilarity for Charity County Fair
Seth Rogen has enlisted Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, Anderson .Paak, Nick Kroll and more for the first Hilarity for Charity County Fair, taking place September 14th at Skylight Row Dtla in Los Angeles.

Rogen announced the event with a ridiculous video in which he plays a low budget carnival barker who uses the magic of green screen technology to ride a roller coaster, eat himself, barf up beverages and fight demons and skeletons.

The Hilarity for Charity County Fair will feature games, rides and interactive stations reminiscent of classic carnival fare,
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