Superior Donuts Series, Based on Tracy Letts Play, Premieres on CBS Feb. 2 | Playbill

News Superior Donuts Series, Based on Tracy Letts Play, Premieres on CBS Feb. 2 Tony winner Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler co-star.
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The TV series Superior Donuts, starring Tony winner Judd Hirsch (I'm Not Rappaport) and Jermaine Fowler, debuts with a special preview February 2 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS.

The new comedy, based on Tracy Letts’ Broadway play of the same name, then moves to its regular Monday 9 PM ET time period February 6.

The series, according to CBS, “follows the relationship between the gruff owner (Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee (Fowler) and their loyal patrons, in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.” The cast also includes Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, and Rell Battle.

Bob Daily, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman, and Jermaine Fowler are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

The original stage version premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2008. It bowed on Broadway in 2009, starring Michael McKean and John Michael Hill (who earned a Tony nomination for his performance).

(Updated February 2, 2017)
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