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Promotional poster with the season premiere's original airdate.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Original release||October 29, 2020 –|
|List of Superstore episodes|
The sixth and final season of Superstore, the U.S. television series, was ordered on February 11, 2020 The first episode of the season premiered on NBC on October 29, 2020. The series continues to air in its Thursday at 8:00 PM timeslot. The season featured the 100th episode of the series and America Ferrera's subsequent departure. On December 3, 2020, NBC announced that the sixth season would be the final season.
Superstore follows a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble and supporting cast features America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Sakura, Kaliko Kauahi, and Mark McKinney.
|Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|99||1||'Essential'||Victor Nelli, Jr.||Bridget Kyle & Vicky Luu||October 29, 2020||2.80|
|This episode takes place from March to July 2020, as the store deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Amy's new job in California is forced to be postponed for the time being and she continues as store manager. After being called 'heroes', Dina and Glenn try to get the customers approval of their assistance. As toilet paper and other essential products disappear from the shelves, Cheyenne and Sandra come up with a plan to hide products that they purchase later.|
|100||2||'California (Part 2)'||Victor Nelli, Jr.||Owen Ellickson||November 5, 2020||2.24|
As her last day at Cloud 9 lingers, Amy worries that Jonah wants to take their relationship to the next level with a proposal after discovering a missing ring. Later on, the pair get into an argument stating they want different things, professionally and personally, and decide that Jonah is not moving. Meanwhile, with Amy leaving, Dina scrambles to find a new best friend. Also, newly-reinstated store manager Glenn asks Mateo and Cheyenne to make a video collage of Amy's time at Cloud 9.Note: This episode was originally written as the preceding season’s finale, but aired this season because of production shutdown due to the impact of COVID-19.
|101||3||'Floor Supervisor'||Betsy Thomas||Josh Malmuth||November 12, 2020||2.35|
|Amy's departure and Glenn's promotion back to store manager leaves a vacancy in Glenn's old floor supervisor position. Having promised Jerusha he'd avoid the stress he previously experienced as store manager, Glenn lets the employees cast a vote for who they want as floor supervisor. Jonah decides to throw his hat into the ring, but Dina suggests that Cheyenne should take the spot, thinking she'd be easier to manipulate, though Cheyenne proves to have good ideas of her own and wins the election. Sandra asks Garrett to talk to her foster son about safe sex. After Glenn authorizes 'executive decisions' to Mateo, the latter begins to go overboard to the extent of firing Justine.|
|102||4||'Prize Wheel'||Ryan Case||Laura McCreary||November 19, 2020||2.28|
|To encourage customers to resume shopping in person, the store installs a huge prize wheel as a promotion. Glenn is excited to see customers spinning the wheel, but upon showing up, he announces he was exposed to a Covid-positive person in his church choir. He spends the day in his car getting wheel updates from Sandra over the phone. This leaves Dina to run the store and, having frequently criticized Glenn's management style, she is determined to run a tight ship. This does not endear her to the staff, who openly announce they want Glenn back. Meanwhile, Jonah is excited to learn that his dad set up an interview with a corporation that does some good things around alternative energy, and he lets Garrett and Cheyenne know of his desire to move on. Jonah is then disappointed to learn that he doesn't qualify for the job because he did not finish business school.|
|103||5||'Hair Care Products'||Charles Stone III||Dayo Adesokan||January 14, 2021||2.51|
|After Cloud 9 changes their policy of locking up Black beauty products, the employees are forced to reckon with systemic racism, with Garrett leading the charge and creating a list of other racist issues that need to be changed, both in the store and with Cloud 9 as a whole. Glenn, still in quarantine, attempts to help out, but ends up causing more problems. Meanwhile, after Sandra turns down their party invite due to concerns that they don't take Covid seriously, Cheyenne and Mateo go overboard trying to convince her to change her mind.|
|104||6||'Biscuit'||TBA||TBA||January 21, 2021||TBD|
|105||7||'The Trough'||TBA||TBA||January 28, 2021||TBD|
|106||8||'Ground Rules'||TBA||TBA||February 4, 2021||TBD|
It was originally announced on February 28, 2020 that series star America Ferrera would depart at the end of the fifth season citing new work opportunities. However, when production for the fifth season's final episode was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced that Ferrera would return to the series for the first two episodes of the sixth season to wrap up the storyline.
It was announced that Kelly Stables who has portrayed Jonah's ex-girlfriend Kelly, is set to reprise her role in the upcoming seventh episode in 2021. The plot for her return is currently kept under wraps.
Production for the sixth season began in September 2020 with full safety protocols in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 3, 2020 it was announced that the current season (Season 6) would be its last season, but a spin-off has been announced.
|1||'Essential'||October 29, 2020||0.6||2.80||0.3||0.9|
|2||'California (Part 2)'||November 5, 2020||0.5||2.24||0.3||0.8|
|3||'Floor Supervisor'||November 12, 2020||0.5||2.35||0.4||0.9|
|4||'Prize Wheel'||November 19, 2020||0.5||2.28||TBD||TBD|
|5||'Hair Care Products'||January 14, 2021||0.5||2.51||TBD||TBD|
As we're currently living in the so-called 'Golden Age of Television,' network viewers, binge-loving streamers, and cable TV junkies alike are hardly starving for small screen series to get all obsessive over. But even with a glut of first-rate offerings arriving daily, a chosen few shows have risen as legitimate 'Peak TV' contenders. Whether you know it or not, BBC One's electrifying crime dramaPeaky Blinders is one of them. Created by Steven Knight (writer of Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, and Locke), and set in post World War I England, Peaky Blinders follows the exploits of the titular Irish crime family as they try to take over the streets of Birmingham. The series premiered to raves on BBC One in the Fall of 2013, and found favor Stateside on Netflix the following year with audiences devouring its savvy mix of bracing set pieces, character-driven plotting, and history-based drama.
At the center of the fray is the ever-underrated Cillian Murphy, who delivers a towering performance as Peaky Blinders leader Tommy Shelby, fronting a brilliant ensemble cast that's so far included the likes of Helen McRory, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, Sam Niell, Tom Hardy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Adrian Brody, Aidan Gillen, and more.
Of Peaky Blinders' five seasons, most fans would agree that each has essentially been as impressive as the last. And even as the season 5 finale left those fans a bit divided when it hit the airwaves back in 2019, they were still beyond eager to see what came next for the Shelbys.
All will be revealed in the series' already greenlit sixth season. If you want a sneak preview of what's to come, here's a look at everything we know so far about the new season of Peaky Blinders.
The obvious good news is that Peaky Blinders will, in fact, see a sixth season. If Knight is to be believed, fans of the BAFTA-winning series can indeed expect as seventh season as well, and possibly even a followup feature-length film. He even knows exactly where he wants the Shelby family's epic saga to end, telling BBC News in 2018 that finale will come quite poetically, with World War II arriving in the UK via 'the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939.'
Now for the bad news, which is that even if season 6 of Peaky Blinders is very much on the way, it'll likely be a long wait before we finally get to check back in with Tommy, Arthur, Aunt Polly and the rest. And yes, you can blame the hell year that is 2020 for the extensive delay as (like every other production in the UK) work on the new season of Peaky Blinders was shut down in March due to concerns over COVID-19. Even as productions are beginning to ramp back up in England with new safety protocols in place, Peaky Blinders is not among them. Per Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne's comments to Digital Spyearlier this year, the new season will not resume production until 2021 at the earliest. 'In an ideal world it would be great to be prepping again towards the end of the year with a view to start shooting early next year. That feels achievable.'
He goes on to state that, even if that schedule is met, the extensive shoot will be followed by months of editing, meaning season 6 of Peaky Blinders may not premiere until sometime in 2022. That said, series star Paul Anderson had some reassuring words for fans on Instagram. Accompanying some artwork of his character, the actor wrote, 'Season six #comingfknsoon. Thanking you all for the wait, it will be worth it.' Sounds like promising news to us.
With that brutal delay likely pushing the release of Peaky Blinders' sixth season all the way to 2022, nearly two-and-a-half years will have passed between the season 5 finale and the new season premiere. While that news is more than a little bit crushing for die hard fans, they can take heart that the delay will not hinder series regulars from returning to wreak havoc on the streets of Birmingham.
And in spite of that shocking season 5 finale, Peaky Blinders fandom can certainly expect Cillian Murphy's Tommy Shelby to be front and center for the new season. He is, after all, the central player in the show, not to mention the biggest name in the series regular cast. As such, it's highly unlikely Steven Knight will be following through with Tommy's presumed actions in the waning moments of that finale.
It's also safe to assume Helen McRory, Paul Anderson, Finn Cole, and other series regulars will be back for the new season too. Season 5 director Anthony Byrne will once again be calling the shots on the new season as well, confirming to podcast Obsessed With Peaky Blinders that Sam Claflin's infamous season 5 fascist baddie Oswald Mosley will be back, and along with The Queen's Gambitstar Anya Taylor-Joy's Gina Gray, who should have an expanded role in Season 6. They may even bring the likes of Joseph Geobbels and Adolf Hitler (who both attended Mosley's 1936 wedding in Germany) into the narrative.
Fans can also expect to see ghostly returns from departed cast members as well. And while Knight and Byrne are still playing coy about which, it appears Aidan Gillen's Abrama Gold will apparently not be among them.
Now that we know a little bit about the 'who?' and the 'when?' of season 6, the question becomes what will Tommy and the gang be up to in the new season. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we'll go ahead and address the elephant in the room that is that season 5 cliffhanger. If you've yet to get that far in Peaky Blinders, the final moments of the season found the haunted, traumatized Tommy standing in a field with a gun to his head.
It was the last image we saw in season 5, and it proved quite divisive moment among series fans, if only because (Spoiler alert!) everyone was keenly aware that the show was not likely to go on without Cillian Murphy. Byrne may well have seen some of the backlash, and per another Digital Spy piece has already ensured fans that not only will season 6 open in that very moment, it will quickly resolve Tommy's fate. 'Yeah, it picks up directly [from season five], the very first image you will see will be back in that field, with Tommy with a gun to his head and then we will move on from there and resolve that amazing moment.'
As for what Tommy and his crew will go through after that, Knight tells NME that much of season 6 will revolve around the rise of fascism in the pre-WWII UK. 'In series six, we'll be looking at 1934 and things are worse. The drum beat [of war and fascism] is getting louder, tensions are worse and Tommy is right in the middle of all that.'
Knight went on to claim season 6 of Peaky Blinders will be, 'the best yet.' Here's hoping it lives up to that billing.