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One of my favorite new comedies last season was Superior Donuts, so I was thrilled when it was renewed. In case you didn’t see season one, here’s a quick summary/recap: Judd Hirsch plays Arthur, a gruff, set-in-his-ways donut shop owner in Chicago who refuses to sell his shop (which he opened in 1969 and ran with his late wife) or update the food & drinks he sells, even though business is slow because the world around him seems to be moving into the future without him, with cronuts & fancy coffee. One day, a young man named Franco (played by Jermaine Fowler) stopped in and somehow convinced Arthur to hire him. Franco is an artist (although to this point, his art has been pretty much confined to graffiti in his neighborhood), and he’s determined to bring Arthur into the 21st century, even if he has to do it kicking and screaming. Along with Arthur and Franco, there are a handful of regulars in the shop: cop Randy (Katey Segal), whose late father was Arthur’s best friend, and her overeager rookie partner James (Darien Sills-Evans); Tush (David Koechner), who uses the store as his makeshift office for the odd jobs he takes via fax machine; Maya (Anna Baryshnikov), a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph.D; Fawz (Maz Jobrani), a businessman from the Middle East who is over-the-top in so many ways and pushes Arthur daily to sell the donut shop’s building to him; and finally, there’s Sweatpants (Rell Battle), Franco’s longtime friend and roommate.
The cast has amazing chemistry together. Franco is one of the nicest characters on TV, in my opinion, and he and Arthur are great together. Randy is full of dry wit and humor and really cares about Arthur. Fawz is one of my favorite characters, though. He’s racist and rude in so many ways but seems to have a heart buried beneath all of it and is just funny all the way around. Together, the whole cast makes up a fun half hour, and I can’t wait to see what they get up to in season two!
On tonight’s episode, “What the Truck?” Arthur’s business is threatened when Sofia (Diane Guerrero), an ambitious young entrepreneur, parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop, becoming a hit with his customers and catching Franco’s eye. Also, Franco grows frustrated trying to follow his dream of going to college.
Catch up with the donut shop gang tonight on CBS at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing Dancing with the Stars, 9JKL, The Gifted, Halloween Baking Championship, Scorpion, & The Brave.
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