CBS has ordered multi-cam comedy “Superior Donuts” to series, the broadcast network announced Wednesday.
Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler star on the series, which follows the relationship between the gruff owner (Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee (Fowler) and their loyal patrons, in a fast-gentrifying Chicago neighborhood.
“This show has been very high on our radar since we first put it into development last winter,” Glenn Geller, president of CBS entertainment, 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. We’re very excited to expand our comedy line-up with ‘Superior Donuts.'”
CBS ordered a 13-episode season of the sitcom, which is set to air at some point in the 2016-17 season and is produced by CBS Television Studios.
Bob Daily, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman and Fowler serve as executive producers.
The show joins “Kevin Can Wait” and “The Great Indoors” as new comedy pickups for CBS in the 2016-17 TV season.
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