NBC handed out another early renewal today. This time it was to Superstore for a third season. The show gave NBC's comedy department a much needed pulse last season and it was tapped to lead off the Thursday lineup this year. It has done OK, managing to not get fractional yet in the demo. It also has some critical goodwill and is the closest thing NBC has to a comedy centerpiece at this point.
Superstore joins The Good Place, This is Us, and The Voice as early renewals for next season. Sure to join them are Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Law & Order: SVU, and The Wall. Likely renewals include Chicago Med and The Blacklist. On the bubble is The New Celebrity Apprentice and Blindspot, and it's not looking good for Emerald City, Powerless, and Timeless. Still to premiere this season is The Blacklist: Redemption, Taken, Chicago Justice, Trial & Error, Great News, and new seasons of Little Big Shots and Shades of Blue.