CBS orders 'Superior Donuts' comedy

Time to make the doughnut series.

CBS Wednesday ordered 13 episodes of Superior Donuts, a half-hour comedy based on the Tracy Letts play, for midseason.

In Donuts, Judd Hirsch plays the gruff owner of a small shop in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood, with Jermaine Fowler as an enterprising new employee. The series also stars David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle and Katey Sagal.

“This show has been very high on our radar since we first put it into development last winter,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said in a statement. “Jermaine Fowler is a rising young star, Judd Hirsch is a comedy legend and the entire cast is full of great comedic talent."

CBS, which had considered Donuts' first pilot for this fall's schedule, ordered a redo last spring and recast some roles.

Hirsch and Sagal appeared this week on the top-rated CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory, each playing the parent of a main character.


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