NBC Orders Two More Comedies, Starring America Ferrera and Patrick Warburton
NBC is bulking up on badly needed new comedies. Having just greenlighted the Mark-Paul Gosselaar sitcom People Are Talking, the Peacock network is adding two more freshmen: Superstore, a workplace comedy starring America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men) and Crowded, featuring Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston as a married couple.
Superstore takes place in super-sized megastore and focuses on the eccentric characters within. Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos also star.
Justin Spitzer wrote and executive produces Superstore, which also comes from David Bernad and director Ruben Fleisher. Universal TV is the studio.
In Crowded, Warburton's and Preston's characters are enjoying the empty nest after 20 years of parenting. But then their two grown daughters move back in--as well as his elderly parents. The crowded house family comedy comes from executive producer Sean Hayes.
Stacy Keach, Miranda Cosgrove, Carlease Burke and Mia Serafino also star. Suzanne Martin is the writer and executive producer, while James Burrows is the director. Hayes and Todd Milliner executive produce through their Hazy Mills banner, and Universal TV is the studio.