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'Superstore': So-so new workplace comedy in Aisle 9

'Superstore': So-so new workplace comedy in Aisle 9

Perhaps to take advantage of what remains of your Thanksgiving weekend tryptophan overload and whatever other holiday indulgences may have left you sleepy and impressionable, NBC has scheduled a preview Monday of its midseason sitcom "Superstore," whose official premiere is not until January. That it will have "The Voice" as a lead-in might also have figured into the calculations.

Set in a Midwestern Wal-Mart-style big box store, it's a workplace comedy whose creator, Justin Spitzer, wrote for NBC's "The Office," and in a sense still does. As in the earlier series, there are a socially tone deaf boss (Mark McKinney of "The Kids in the...