The current NBC workplace comedy shares a lot of similarities with the classic NBC comedy, says Brett White, who considers Superstore to be the "millennial successor" to Cheers. (Cheers premiered in 1982, the starting birth year of millennials.) "For starters, both are ensemble comedies on NBC set primarily in one location," he says. "The casts are found families of working class misfits (okay, Cheers is mostly working class; Frasier and Lilith are rich AF). The characters aren’t total one-to-ones, but the DNA from Cheers’ well-defined goofballs can be found in the makeup of Superstore’s weirdos."
TOPICS: Superstore, NBC, Cheers, Millennials, Retro TV