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Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts

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  • Premiered: 
    February 2, 2017
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2008 play (Superior Donuts) by Tracy Letts 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the 2008 play of the same name, SUPERIOR DONUTS is a half-hour comedy series about the owner of a small donut shop that's located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Arthur is a gruff, to-the-point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop that hasn't changed since it opened in 1969. That all changes when enterprising go-getter Franco fast-talks his way into Arthur's life as his new (and only) employee, and convinces him that he can bring the shop -- and Arthur -- into the 21st century. Arthur's supportive regulars include loyal patron Randy, a cop whose late father was Arthur's best friend; her overeager rookie partner, James; Tush, a colorful customer who uses the shop counter as a makeshift office, where he keeps tabs on a variety of odd jobs via fax machine; Maya, a privileged grad-school student working on her PhD; and Sweatpants, Franco's longtime friend who's willing to dress as a donut to help drum up more business. Looking to cash in on the urban renewal is Arthur's over-caffeinated neighbor, aspiring real estate capitalist Fawz, who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he -- and the donut shop -- need to thrive. SUPERIOR DONUTS premieres on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT, and then moves to its regular day and time -- Mondays at 9pm -- four days later on February 6.
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On Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the Season 1 finale of SUPERIOR DONUTS. In the season ender, "Secrets and Spies," when Maya momentarily leaves her open laptop unattended, the gang discovers she's been studying them all year for her dissertation. Also, Franco and Randy become determined to learn the truth about where a tight-lipped Arthur really spends each Sunday. Seven weeks earlier -- on Thursday, March 23 -- CBS renewed SUPERIOR DONUTS for a second season.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios

Settings

  • - Chicago, Illinois USA