America Ferrera to leave Superstore after the current season
The news of Ferrera's exit comes just over two weeks after it was announced that the channel was renewing the show for a sixth season
Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera is set to leave the comedy series Superstore upon the conclusion of its current fifth season.
Ferrera has been with the show since it launched and is also an executive producer on the single-camera series in addition to directing multiple episodes, according to reports.
"The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller," Ferrera said.
"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," she added.
The news of Ferrera's exit comes just over two weeks after it was announced that the channel was renewing the show for a sixth season.
"America's immeasurable contributions to Superstore, both in front of and behind the camera as well as an ambassador for the show, can't possibly be quantified. We feel so fortunate to call her both a colleague and friend," said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming at the NBC Entertainment.
Superstore takes place in a fictional big-box store Cloud 9. Along with Ferrera, it stars Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, Kaliko Kauahi and Mark McKinney.