‘Superior Donuts’ is an American sitcom comedy series which is based on a play of the same name, by Tracy Letts. The show has been developed for television by Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, and Bob Daily. The show revolves around an old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his employee, Franco, and their friends and supporters who keep the shop going in a changing and culturally mixed, Chicago neighborhood.
‘Superior Donuts’ first premiered on February 2, 2017, and airs on CBS. Naturally, the show seeks to serve as a commentary on society of that time as a lot of sitcoms attempt to do, but the critics have not taken too well to the humor the show resorts to, saying, “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.”
Superior Donuts Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Superior Donuts’ is led by Judd Hirsch as Arthur Przybyszewski, who is 75 years old and the owner of the doughnut shop. He is an old-fashioned man and a widower.
Jermaine Fowler appears as Franco Wicks, the 28-year-old energetic young man who is also an aspiring artist. He is Arthur’s assistant and is naive, but has his heart in the right place, wanting to help the man from whom he and his father regularly bought donuts as kids.
Katey Sagal appears as Officer Randy DeLuca, the daughter of Arthur’s best friend, while David Koechner is seen as Carl ‘Tush’ Tushinski, one of Arthur’s loyal customers and someone who uses the shop as a makeshift office.
Maz Jobrani appears as Fawz Hamadani Farooq Al-Shahrani, who is a real estate developer and the owner of a dry-cleaning shop next to Superior Donuts. His aim is to acquire and tear down Arthur’s place despite the fact that he gets his coffee there. There is Rell Battle as Sweatpants, Franco’s roommate. He sometimes helps Arthur drum up the business.