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Superstore: NBC orders nine more episodes

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Pick-up in aisle 9!

NBC has ordered nine additional episodes of Superstore, the network announced on Friday. That brings the total for the current season — the show’s second — to 22 episodes.

In its first season, the workplace comedy starring America Ferrera as an employee at a Wal-Mart-like store was NBC’s highest-rated new comedy in several years and averaged 6.6 million viewers per episode in Live+7. Last night’s season 2 premiere notched a 1.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds and tallied 5.45 million viewers. Its lead-out, the new Ted Danson-Kristen Bell afterlife comedy The Good Place, was in that same ballpark, with a 1.4 rating and 5.25 million viewers.

NBC ran a post-Olympics episode of the seires that earned 11.1 million viewers and a 3.7 in adults 18-49.

“We’re very proud of ‘Superstore’ and we were so happy to see fantastic viewing levels with the preview during the Olympics as well as last night’s ratings in its new Thursday anchor time period,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “This is a show our audience loves and, paired with The Good Place, which our audience also loves, we think we have a sensational new comedy block to build this season.”