Episodes: 34 (half-hour)
TV show dates: February 2, 2017 — May 14, 2018
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, Katey Sagal, Darien Sills-Evans, David Koechner, Anna Baryshnikov, Rell Battle, and Maz Jobrani.
TV show description:
Based on the Broadway play by Tracy Letts, this comedy TV series revolves around a business owner, his friends, and a changing world.
Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch) is the no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop, Superior Donuts, that’s located in a quickly changing neighborhood in Chicago. He’s a gruff guy who doesn’t like change and refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or, renovate his dated shop that hasn’t changed since it opened in 1969.
His world changes when an enterprising go-getter named Franco Wicks (Jermaine Fowler) fast talks his way into Arthur’s life and becomes his only employee. Franco convinces Arthur that he can bring the shop and its irritable owner into the 21st century.
Though he doesn’t like change, Arthur realizes his business in jeopardy. He grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he and his donut shop need to survive.
Thankfully for Arthur, he does have a collection of supportive and loyal regular patrons. Officer Randy DeLuca (Katey Sagal) is a cop whose late father was also Arthur’s best friend. Her overeager rookie partner is Office James Jordan (Darien Sills-Evans). Carl ‘Tush’ Tushinski (David Koechner) uses the shop counter as a makeshift office so he can keep tabs on a variety of odd jobs via the shop’s fax machine.
Maya (Anna Baryshnikov) is a privileged grad-school student who’s working on her degree. Sweatpants (Rell Battle) is 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, Fawz (Maz Jobrani). He’s an aspiring real estate capitalist who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him.
Episode #34 — Donut Day Afternoon
An armed robbery at the donut shop prompts Arthur, Franco and Sofia to make life-changing decisions about their futures.
First aired: May 14, 2018.
What do you think? Do you like the Superior Donuts TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?
Glad to see it go I don’t need a tv show to tell me what my morals should be.
Several problems with the show: 1) The show and the characters are patterned a little too closely to the 1980’s TV sitcom “Cheers”, with Hirsch in the ‘Sam Malone” role (or more so like the “Coach” character) and Fowler in Woody Harrilson’s role – only with donuts instead of beers. 2) The lead characters are very likeable and they have a good comedic relationship going. Unfortunately, several of the supporting characters have become annoying to the point that I would leave the room whenever they were on, which was too often. ‘Crass’ will only be funny for one or two… Read more »
Glad to see it gone. a very raciest show!
Loved this show until the political agenda got out of hand. We have an illegal immigration problem in this country. It’s not funny to joke about and certainly not funny to support.
Our household is done watching this show.
I like this show, nice to see some old favorites back on TV. Sometimes corny but fun all around
Love the show. Please don’t cancel. The characters are fresh, and they take on today’s issues from all sides.
Sorry but the show is terrible. Judd Hirsch and the kid are not the problem. The writers deserved to be all fired.
LOVE this show!!! It’s current and very funny. DON’T cancel! We need good entertainment, not silly junk.
It is a really funny show, I really love watching it, it is a real clean show, and I like that.
I love it!!! I’m usually in stitches laughing the whole show!!!
Hysterically funny!!! Our favorite show in the household… 2 forty something’s and a 14 year old boy who watch this show religiously. 🙂
LOVE IT! PLEASE RENEW IT!!!
Loved it! Finally, a comedy that isn’t just about a wife making her husband look like a total buffoon! Really hoping to see this show returning for a second season.
Maybe this show isn’t gut-busting hilarious but I like it. Most comedies do have messages like politics, friendships, interracial things, and while this show isn’t exactly clean in everything said, it’s still better than a lot of them.