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Veteran comedy writer-producer Bob Daily has extended his overall deal with CBS TV Studios for two more years. Daily currently serves as executive producer/showrunner on the studio’s comedy series Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry, which returns for a second season on April 7. He also is the co-creator, exec producer and showrunner of CBS TV Studios’ CBS comedy pilot Superior Donuts starring Jermaine Fowler, Brian d’Arcy James and Maz Jobrani. The multi-camera Superior Do… »
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Hot on the heels of Spotlight‘s Oscar triumph, co-star Brian d’Arcy James has booked the lead role in CBS’ multi-cam comedy pilot Superior Donuts, TVLine has learned.
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Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the potential series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.
Fresh off an Oscar win, “Spotlight” star Brian d’Arcy James has been cast in CBS’s comedy pilot “Superior Donuts,” Variety has learned.
“Superior Donuts” follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. The comedy is based on the 2008 play by Tracy Letts.
D’Arcy James will co-star opposite Jermaine Fowler, playing Arthur, the owner of Superior Donuts. His character is described as a typically gruff to-the-point Chicagoan and the patriarch to his loyal customers.
Fowler will play Franco, the new employee at the donut shop who works under Arthur (D’Arcy James). As gentrification looms, Franco sees the donut shop as a symbol of everything he loves about the neighborhood with its authenticity and realness so he makes it his mission to drag the shop — and Arthur — into the 21st century. Along with »
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Actor-comedian Maz Jobrani is set to co-star opposite Jermaine Fowler in Superior Donuts, CBS' multi-camera comedy pilot written by Bob Daily and Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and directed by James Burrows. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur, his new young employee, Franco (Fowler), and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Jobrani plays Maz — a character written for him… »
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