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Superior Donuts 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2017–2018)
Sympathetic old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally-mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jermaine Fowler ...  Franco Wicks 34 episodes, 2017-2018
David Koechner ...  Carl 'Tush' Tushinski 34 episodes, 2017-2018
Maz Jobrani ...  Fawz 34 episodes, 2017-2018
Katey Sagal ...  Randy DeLuca 34 episodes, 2017-2018
Judd Hirsch ...  Arthur Przybyszewski 34 episodes, 2017-2018
Rell Battle ...  Sweatpants 25 episodes, 2017-2018
Diane Guerrero ...  Sofia 21 episodes, 2017-2018
Anna Baryshnikov ...  Maya 13 episodes, 2017
Darien Sills-Evans ...  James Jordan 10 episodes, 2017
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Sympathetic old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally-mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Лучшие пончики See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Based on the 2008 Jeff Jefferson Award nominated play "Superior Donuts," written by Tracy Letts and first produced at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Not so superior
23 February 2017 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

There's nothing wrong with "Superior Donuts". It reminds me of "Cheers" with an ensemble cast of customers who seem to spend their lives at the store, each with their own backstory. Judd Hirsh plays the main character and Jermaine Fowler is his main foil. Chewing the scenery are Maz Jobrani, David Koechner, and Darien Sills-Evans.

The action takes place almost exclusively inside the donut store, which can get a little claustrophobic after a while. Most really good comedies today (Big Bang, Life in Pieces, Fresh Off the Boat, Mom) give us a variety of places and situations, so the single-set Donut store seems a little retro.

Most of the comedies I enjoy nowadays have much snappier dialogue. Donuts generates snickers and a few laughs, but rarely anything else. And the few attempts at "meaningful" moment s really fall flat.

Superior donuts is not superior, but it's OK.


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