Despite the recent announcement that “Superstore” would be returning for its 6th season, America Ferrera will not be rejoining the cast for it.
NBC announced Friday that Ferrera, the show’s leading lady and executive producer, would be leaving the comedy at the end of the current season.
Ferrera took to Instagram with the news.
“The last five years on ‘Superstore’ have been some of the most rewarding, enriching, and enjoyable years of my career,” she writes. “Producing, directing, and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller.”
She continued, “I’m so grateful to my partners at NBC and Universal Television for the support and belief they have always placed in the show, and I’m most thankful to the brilliant Justin Spitzer for creating the funny, smart, and relevant world of Superstore and inviting me to be a part of it.”
Finally, she wrote, “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.”
The current season of the show averages about 3.8 million viewers per week, accounting for a week of delayed viewing, CNN reports via Nielsen and NBC. NBC adds that it’s one of the network’s “strongest digital performers.”
NBC did not address how they would tackle the topic of Ferrera’s leave from the show.