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CBS Belatedly Picks Up Jermaine Fowler’s Superior Donuts, Its Only New Comedy This Season Not About a White Man

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After announcing a fall schedule filled with a wide selection of new shows about white guys (see: Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan, The Great Indoors), CBS has picked up Jermaine Fowler’s Superior Donuts, which happens to be its first comedy order of the 2016–2017 season that isn’t about a white man. The series stars Fowler and Judd Hirsch (replacing Brian d’Arcy James after a recasting), who work at a doughnut shop in gentrifying Chicago. It’s based on the play by Tracy Letts, and also stars David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle, and Katey Sagal. Superior Donuts will have a 13-episode first season; no release date has yet been set.

CBS Picks Up Jermaine Fowler’s Superior Donuts