Should You Go Shopping for Laughs on NBC’s Superstore?

Photo from NBC's Superstore Pilot Episode

Colton Dunn, Ben Feldman, America Ferrera, Nichole Bloom in NBC’s Superstore – (Photo: Trae Patton/NBC)

On this episode we preview NBC’s new comedy Superstore. It stars America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (Drop Dead Diva, Mad Men), Mark McKinney (Slings and Arrows), Lauren Ash (Another Period), Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), and Nico Santos (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2).

NBC describes Superstore as a hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and the in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions.

I describe Superstore as a show set in a workplace that has some characters that are too unique. As in wacky for wacky’s sake and not real characters. More like caricatures, but with no signs of growth or being rounded out in anyway most of the way through the first season. The setting seems to be ripe for revelry, but really comes up short on that front. It was like going to the store to get your favorite item on sale and finding out they are all out, very disappointing.

Watch the Trailer for Superstore

Will you be checking out NBC’s Superstore when it premieres on Monday, November 30th following The Voice with a two episode special preview. It will start its regular run kicking off Monday nights on January 4th followed by new comedy Telenovela and The Biggest Loser.

Listen and then let me know what you think in the comments or via Twitter @theTVaholic.

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