NBC will keep the Cloud 9 franchise open into the 2018-19 season.

The network has picked up a fourth season of comedy “Superstore,” meaning that three-fourths of NBC’s fall 2017 Thursday comedy block will return next season. The renewal follows earlier pickups for “Will & Grace” and “The Good Place.”

“This clever comedy, featuring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman and an incredibly talented ensemble cast, is a source of pride for the comedy team at NBC, and I’m personally gratified that it has connected with audiences and critics alike,” says Tracey Pakosta, co-president of scripted programming at NBC.

“Superstore” averages a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.09 million viewers the night it airs. A week of delayed viewing bumps the show up to 1.7 in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers, both of which are slightly ahead of last season’s average.

It also pulls in better-than-average numbers among “upscale” TV homes — those with incomes over $100,000.

Justin Spitzer created “Superstore” and executive produces with Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green. NBC’s sibling studio Universal Television produces the show.

“Superstore” joins these series that have been renewed for 2018-19 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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