America Ferrera to depart comedy 'Superstore' | Inquirer Entertainment

America Ferrera to depart NBC comedy ‘Superstore’

/ 06:18 PM March 01, 2020
America Ferrera

America Ferrera as Amy in a scene from the comedy series “Superstore”. Image: NBC/Ron Batzdorff via AP

“Superstore” is losing its manager — star America Ferrera says she is departing the NBC sitcom after its current season.

Ferrera plays the manager of a big box store in the show, which has already been renewed for a sixth season. The actress also serves as an executive producer on the series and has directed several episodes.

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“The last five years on ‘Superstore’ have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career,” Ferrera said in a statement Friday.

The actress became the first Latina actress to win the top comedy actress Emmy Award for her the title role in the series “Ugly Betty” in 2007.

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She announced on New Year’s Eve that she is expecting her second child.

“As I start the next chapter for my family and career, I wish only the best, and much-continued success, to my beloved ‘Superstore’ family,” Ferrera said in her statement.

The season five finale will air on April 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern. RGA

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