America Ferrera to depart NBC comedy ‘Superstore’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Superstore is losing its manager. America Ferrera said she was departing the NBC sitcom after its current season.

Ferrera plays the manager of a big box store in the show, which has already been renewed for a sixth season. The actress also serves as an executive producer on the series and has directed several episodes. “The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career,” Ferrera said in a statement.

The actress became the first Latina actress to win the top comedy actress Emmy Award for her title role in the series Ugly Betty in 2007.

She announced on New Year’s Eve that she was expecting her second child. “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,” Ferrera said in her statement.

America Ferrera as Amy in a scene from the comedy series ‘Superstore’. PHOTO: AP