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Superior Donuts: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on CBS?

28 March 2017 7:14 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchCan Franco drag Arthur into the 21st Century? Has the Superior Donuts TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Superior Donuts season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, Superior Donuts revolves around Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch), a no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop in Chicago. He’s a gruff guy who realizes that times are changing, while he is not. Help comes in the form of go-getter Franco Wicks (Jermaine Fowler). Franco convinces Arthur that he can bring the shop and its irritable owner into the 21st century. Katey Sagal, Darien Sills-Evans, David Koechner, Anna Baryshnikov, Rell »

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Superior Donuts: Season One Ratings

28 March 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Actor Judd Hirsch has starred in many TV shows over the years. Some have lasted for many seasons while others have been cancelled. How will his newest show, Superior Donuts, perform for CBS? Will it be a hit in the ratings or, a flop? Will Superior Donuts be renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.Based on the Broadway play, the Superior Donuts TV show revolves around Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch), a no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop in Chicago. He's a gruff guy who realizes that times are changing and help comes in the form of a go-getter named Franco Wicks (Jermaine Fowler). Franco convinces Arthur that he can bring the shop and its irritable owner into the 21st century. Others in the cast of this comedy are Katey Sagal, Darien Sills-Evans, David Koechner, Anna Baryshnikov, Rell Battle, and Maz Jobrani.The ratings »

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler on Plans for Season 2, Why TV Has Become ‘Woke’

25 March 2017 12:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard was taken over by CBS’ “Superior Donuts” Thursday night, as many members of the cast took the stage to perform. With more than half of the main cast already established as stand-up comedians, the historic comedy club was a packed house with its regulars, who just so happened to also be there in celebration of the comedy’s Season 2 order from the network.

Headlined by co-exec producer and star Jermaine Fowler (listed in Variety‘s 10 Comics to Watch 2016), stars Maz JobraniDavid Koechner, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle and others from the show went up in front of the crowd, which included co-stars Judd Hirsch and Anna Baryshnikov.

“‘Superior Donuts’ is a family show; this is not,” quipped Battle, who hosted the evening filled with humorous commentaries that ranged from sexual experiences to funerals to marches under the Trump administration.

The show, however, was »

- Mannie Holmes

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Superior Donuts: Season Two Renewal for New CBS Comedy

23 March 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Donuts may be bad for your diet but, apparently, the Superior Donuts TV show is good for CBS' bottom line. The network has renewed the Monday night comedy series for a second season for the 2017-18 season. Based on the Broadway play, the Superior Donuts TV show revolves around Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch), a no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop in Chicago. He's a gruff guy who realizes that times are changing and help comes in the form of a go-getter named Franco Wicks (Jermaine Fowler). Franco convinces Arthur that he can bring the shop and its irritable owner into the 21st century. Others in the cast of this comedy are Katey Sagal, Darien Sills-Evans, David Koechner, Anna Baryshnikov, Rell Battle, and Maz Jobrani.Read More… »

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‘Survivor,’ ‘NCIS’ Trilogy, ‘Scorpion,’ More Series Renewed in Massive CBS Pickup for Fall 2017

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

CBS has given an early renewal for next season to 18 of its top shows, including newcomers “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan” and “Superior Donuts.”

Also back: “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Life in Pieces,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Read More: ‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Previously announced to return were “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory,” which was recently renewed through the 2018-2019 season in a two-year agreement between CBS and Warner Bros. TV.

CBS announced 18 renewals in all on Thursday. Most of the shows renewed are produced by CBS’ in-house unit, CBS Television Studios. (“Kevin Can Wait” is a co-production with Sony, while “Big Bang” and “Mom” come from Warner Bros. TV and “Life In Pieces” is produced by 20th Century Fox TV. »

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‘Survivor,’ ‘NCIS’ Trilogy, ‘Scorpion,’ More Series Renewed in Massive CBS Pickup for Fall 2017

23 March 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

CBS has given an early renewal for next season to 18 of its top shows, including newcomers “Bull,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “MacGyver,” “Man with a Plan” and “Superior Donuts.”

Also back: “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Life in Pieces,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Scorpion,” “Survivor,” “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”

Read More: ‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

Previously announced to return were “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory,” which was recently renewed through the 2018-2019 season in a two-year agreement between CBS and Warner Bros. TV.

CBS announced 18 renewals in all on Thursday. Most of the shows renewed are produced by CBS’ in-house unit, CBS Television Studios. (“Kevin Can Wait” is a co-production with Sony, while “Big Bang” and “Mom” come from Warner Bros. TV and “Life In Pieces” is produced by 20th Century Fox TV. »

- Michael Schneider

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TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before

14 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reggie Bythewood’s grandfather was a police officer who taught him how to drive. He also gave him “the talk.”

“That’s what to do and what not to do when a racist police officer pulls you over,” explains Bythewood, a writer and producer whose films include “Notorious” and “Get on the Bus.” “Stay calm,” he recalls. “Repeat the officer’s name. No sudden moves.”

It’s a life lesson he passed on to his own son, Cassius, when they were driving together and a cop pulled him over for no apparent reason. “He asked if I was transporting something, and I said I was transporting my son,” recalls Bythewood. “And then he asked why I was nervous. I said I wasn’t. It was a crazy, awkward ordeal.”

Dan Doperalski for Variety

Recounting the incident months later in the writers’ room for the new Fox limited series “Shots Fired,” Bythewood »

- Daniel Holloway and Debra Birnbaum

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Judd Hirsch Signs With TalentWorks

22 February 2017 6:29 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran comedy and drama actor Judd Hirsch has signed with TalentWorks. At age 81, the two-time Tony and Emmy winner continues to work full-time; he is the lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in CBS’ new multi-camera comedy series Superior Donuts. Hirsch had been without a talent representation since July when his long-time manager, Joan Sittenfield, passed away after a long cancer battle. Hirsch had been with her for 18 years. Over the years, Hirsch, an Oscar nominee for Ordina… »

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Pete Holmes: HBO’s ‘Crashing’ Shares Some ‘Girls’ DNA

16 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wednesday night’s “Crashing” premiere at the Avalon in Hollywood, was like a comedy prom as part of Judd Apatow‘s pack gathered to celebrate the debut of Pete Holmes’ wry new show. Writing what he knew, the show is about Holmes’ breakup with his wife after she cheated on him while he struggled to be a successful comedian. In real life, Holmes is now happily engaged.

Holmes explained why “Crashing” is a good fit at HBO, “It reminds me of ‘Girls’ in the way we’re trying to take the biggest shortcomings and things that make my character gross and showcasing those. That’s something Lena [Dunham] is so good at: showing things people usually hide and bringing them onscreen for comedy.”

Holmes also shows how his Christian religion affected his comedy journey in the story, “I liked Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, Ray Romano – I really liked those guys and I was trying to be one of »

- Diane Gordon

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‘The Missing’ Star David Morrissey on His ‘The Walking Dead’ Legacy, Those ‘Doctor Who’ Rumors and the Obligation to Help Refugees – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

8 February 2017 3:13 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

David Morrissey is a veteran UK actor that you’ve probably seen in countless projects. But it was his turn as the Governor on “The Walking Dead” that exposed him to a massive global audience. Now he’s back on TV, as the new star of Starz’s mystery thriller “The Missing,” back for a second season.

The Missing” was one of the most heart-wrenching TV shows of 2014, as it chronicled the journey of parents struggling to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of their young boy. The show’s back with a whole new tale, again written by Harry and Jack Williams, and this time with Ben Chanan as the director of every episode.

Morrissey plays a British soldier, stationed in Germany, whose daughter »

- Michael Schneider

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‘The Missing’ Star David Morrissey on His ‘The Walking Dead’ Legacy, Those ‘Doctor Who’ Rumors and the Obligation to Help Refugees – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

8 February 2017 3:13 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

David Morrissey is a veteran UK actor that you’ve probably seen in countless projects. But it was his turn as the Governor on “The Walking Dead” that exposed him to a massive global audience. Now he’s back on TV, as the new star of Starz’s mystery thriller “The Missing,” back for a second season.

The Missing” was one of the most heart-wrenching TV shows of 2014, as it chronicled the journey of parents struggling to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of their young boy. The show’s back with a whole new tale, again written by Harry and Jack Williams, and this time with Ben Chanan as the director of every episode.

Morrissey plays a British soldier, stationed in Germany, whose daughter »

- Michael Schneider

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Superior Donuts Season 1 Review

2 February 2017 12:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One episode was provided prior to broadcast.

It’s hard to settle on the most important detail of note when it comes to Superior Donuts, yet another network sitcom trying to bring Cheers into the 21st century (sound familiar?) For one thing, it’s Katey Sagal’s return to network comedy after ending 8 Simple Rules over a decade ago. Then again, we’re discussing a CBS sitcom based on a moderately well-received play from 2008 by Tracy Letts of the same name. If that sounds strange to you for a CBS comedy, then you’re properly preparing yourself for this new show’s sometimes uneven, but altogether serviceable pilot.

Like the play, Superior Donuts is structured simply in its premise: a persnickety grouch of a donut shop owner tries to make his small business relevant in an ever-gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The pilot has a slow start, introducing us to a few by-the-numbers principals in the owner, »

- Jon Negroni

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TV Review: ‘Superior Donuts’ on CBS

1 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Few things are more reliable these days than the arrival of complaint-driven comedies that have no love for millennials, kale and man-buns. “Superior Donuts” slides very easily into that category with an air of confidence that is not backed up by its warmed-over jokes or by the stale assumptions that it peddles.

The problem starts with the premise: Jermaine Fowler plays Franco, an aspiring artist who goes to work at a doughnut shop owned by the grumpy Arthur (Judd Hirsch) in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Franco’s ideas about how to market the shop are greeted with hostility by Arthur, and the first three episodes revolve around Franco’s unceasing efforts to drum up business for Superior Donuts while also keeping the shop owner safe from crime, which remains a problem in the neighborhood. Why the energetic Franco would expend this much effort for a sour man who is financially solvent and content to grumble, sell »

- Maureen Ryan

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Recalls Epic-Fail First Stand-Up Gig: ‘I Got Kicked Off Stage’ (Video)

1 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Superior Donuts” star Jermaine Fowler didn’t exactly drop the mic the first time he performed stand-up. The microphone was essentially pried out of his hands. “I was about 17 years old and my neighbor let me borrow ‘Eddie Murphy: Raw.’ I watched it every day,” Fowler told TheWrap’s Joe Otterson. “Finally I just said, ‘I’m gonna do it. I want to do it,”‘ he continued. “So I did an open mic. Well, it was more of a talent show back in school. I got kicked off stage by the judges because they didn’t like my material. »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

1 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Producers on Adjusting to the Trump Era — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

CBS’ new comedy “Superior Donuts” is part of a new wave of multi-camera sitcoms with something to say.

Comedian Jermaine Fowler and executive producer Bob Daily are taking advantage of that mandate, infusing their new show with biting commentary on everything, including gentrification, police brutality, Muslims in America, and the Trump era.

Superior Donuts” began life as a stage play in 2008, written by playwright and actor Tracy Letts. The story, about an Arthur, an aging donut shop owner, and his new assistant, a young African-American man worried about his neighborhood’s fast gentrification, eventually moved to Broadway. The New York Times compared the play to a 1970s comedy, so it only makes sense that CBS decided to adapt the show.

Comedy directing legend Jimmy Burrows is behind the lens on “Superior Donuts, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler Delivers This Deep Fried Treat with Biting Social Commentary – IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

1 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Podcast: ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Producers on Adjusting to the Trump Era — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

CBS’ new comedy “Superior Donuts” is part of a new wave of multi-camera sitcoms with something to say.

Comedian Jermaine Fowler and executive producer Bob Daily are taking advantage of that mandate, infusing their new show with biting commentary on everything, including gentrification, police brutality, Muslims in America, and the Trump era.

Superior Donuts” began life as a stage play in 2008, written by playwright and actor Tracy Letts. The story, about an Arthur, an aging donut shop owner, and his new assistant, a young African-American man worried about his neighborhood’s fast gentrification, eventually moved to Broadway. The New York Times compared the play to a 1970s comedy, so it only makes sense that CBS decided to adapt the show.

Comedy directing legend Jimmy Burrows is behind the lens on “Superior Donuts, »

- Michael Schneider

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10 Best TV Shows to See in February: Wtf Superheroes, the End of 'Girls' and More

31 January 2017 1:35 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As the Grammys and the Oscars up the glitz factor on network TV, February brings a diverse array of options for those of us suffering from awards fatigue. HBO bids adieu to a signature program while introducing two new ones; superheroes burst genre boundaries into workplace comedy and surreal psychodrama, respectively; and a nature-doc series returns to document the Earth's natural bounty before it vanishes in the next two to three years. Here's what you need to tune into over the next month.

24: Legacy (Feb. 4th, Fox)

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Superior Donuts:cbs Teases the New Judd Hirsch Sitcom

27 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Old-fashioned? Must be yours." CBS has released new teasers for their upcoming series Superior Donuts.Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the sitcom centers on the relationship between an older donut shop owner (Judd Hirsch) and his young new employee (Jermaine Fowler). The cast also includes Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, and Rell Battle.Read More… »

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Pete Holmes Plays a "Regressed" Version of Himself in 'Crashing'

14 January 2017 10:37 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Pete Holmes is playing himself in his new HBO comedy Crashing — but not quite the person he is now.

During a panel for the Judd Apatow-produced series at the Television Critics' Association press tour on Saturday, Holmes explained to critics that he's playing a 2007 version of himself.

"The only person in the show that’s regressed is me," he said, adding that most of the other comedians who makes appearances — Sarah Silverman, T.J. Miller and Artie Lange — are entirely themselves. However, a few of the lesser-known comedians who are seen in the series (Jermaine Fowler, for example) do »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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‘Superior Donuts’ Takes Dog-Whistle Questions On Race, Gentrification, Gun Control Storylines At TCA

9 January 2017 12:44 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Creators of CBS’ new sitcom Superior Donuts did not dispute one TV critic’s suggestion at TCA that the network will spend zero time marketing its impressive pedigreee: adaptation of Broadway play of same name by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tracy Letts). Judd Hirsch plays a ’60s radical who now owns a donut shop in a Chicago neighborhood that is being gentrified; Katey Sagal plays a donut-shop patron, who is a cop. Jermaine Fowler is an employee who wants to liven… »

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