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Superior Donuts is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from February 2, 2017 to May 14, 2018.

The series was officially cancelled on May 12, 2018, after two seasons.


The series revolves around the relationship between Chicago donut shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski his new employee, Franco Wicks  and the shop's various patrons. With the donut shop struggling financially, Franco makes suggestions for improvement and modernization to the sometimes reluctant Arthur.



  • Judd Hirsch as Arthur Przybyszewski
  • Jermaine Fowler as Franco Wicks
  • Katey Segal as Officer Randy DeLuca
  • David Koechner as Carl "Tush" Tushinski
  • Maz Jobrani as Fawz
  • Anna Baryshnikov as Maya (Season 1)
  • Darien Sills-Evans as Officer James Jordan
  • Diane Guerrero as Sofia (Season 2)
  • Rell Battle as Sweatpants

Seasons overview

Season Episodes First air date Last air date
Season 1 13 February 2, 2017 May 8, 2017
Season 2 21 October 30, 2017 May 14, 2018


The pilot was originally developed for the 2015–16 television season, but was not picked up, and was put in redevelopment by CBS. In May 2016, a new pilot was ordered, for consideration at midseason. On September 21, 2016, CBS ordered the pilot to series.


Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the series an approval rating of 62% based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While Superior Donuts’ talented cast impressively delivers, the annoying laugh track and stale jokes leave a hole in the middle of a crusty — albeit topical — narrative." On Metacritic the series has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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