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CBS Orders Sitcom ‘Superior Donuts’

Thirteen Episodes for Midseason are Slated

Just three days into the new TV season and CBS has greenlit a new sitcom called “Superior Donuts.” Based on the play by Tracy Letts, “Superior Donuts” follows the relationship between the gruff owner (Judd Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee (Jermaine Fowler) and their loyal patrons in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The cast will feature David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle and Katey Sagal. Both Hirsch and Sagal appeared on the season-opening episode of “The Big Bang Theory” this week.

Fowler will serve as exec producer on “Superior Donuts,” along with Bob Daily, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman. CBS Television Studios is producing.

No premiere date has been set, but “Superior Donuts” will premiere midseason on CBS. Thirteen episodes have been ordered.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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