It looks like the Tiffany Network is going low-carb. CBS has cancelled its Superior Donuts TV show after two seasons. The comedy was never a Nielsen darling and barely eked out a renewal last year, so this cancellation was expected.
A CBS sitcom, Superior Donuts stars Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Diane Guerrero. The story centers on an old school Chicago donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Hirsch), who is loath to keep up with the changing times. He begrudgingly hires Franco (Fowler), a young, self-starter who tries to persuade Arthur to bring the shop into the 21st Century.
Superior Donuts: A Look at the Ratings
The second season of Superior Donuts is averaging a 0.89 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.094 million viewers. Compared to season one, that’s down by about 23 % and 18%, respectively. By both measures, Superior Donuts, season two, has been among the lowest rated scripted CBS TV shows.
All told, today CBS cancelled two TV shows: Superior Donuts and Scorpion. The network also renewed five series: Criminal Minds (season 14); Man With a Plan (season three); Life in Pieces (season four); Instinct (season two); and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (season two).
Deadline has confirmed the Superior Donuts cancellation.
What do you think? Did you like the Superior Donuts TV series? Did you think CBS would cancel or renew it for season three?