Chicagocentric ‘Superior Donuts’ canceled at CBS

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Jermaine Fowler (left) and Judd Hirsch on “Superior Donuts.” | CBS

“Superior Donuts,” the comedy based on Tracy Lett’s play about a small Uptown Chicago donut shop, which had its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in 2008 before moving Broadway, has been canceled by CBS.

The announcement that season two would be the Monday night show’s final outing came Saturday in a week that saw a slew of series, some beloved, some not so, cancelled by major networks in the annual springtime purge.


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“Donuts” stars Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler as co-proprietors of the fictional shop. The cast also features Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobriani and the recently announced Diane Guerrero.

Other series shown the exit door include “Designated Survivor,” “Quantico,” “The Crossing,” “The Mayor,” “The Exorcist,” “Lucifer,” “The Mick” and “Rise,” among others.

One show that was given a second life, is the hugely popular Andy Samberg police comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” cancelled by Fox and rescued by NBC late this week after a massive outcry of anger on social media over the show’s demise. NBC has ordered a 13-episode sixth season, according to reports.

Late Friday, Dan Goor, the series’ co-creator, tweeted out the good news and his thanks to fans for their outpouring of support.

Also getting a second chance is Tim Allen’s comedy “Last Man Standing, cancelled by ABC but scooped up by Fox for another season.

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