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This sitcom stars Judd Hirsch as the cranky owner of a donut shop in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The business is struggling, and a young new employee is determined to help the shop's founder keep the venerable enterprise alive. A cast of colorful shop patrons provides laughs. The series debuted on CBS in February 2017.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on CBS
2 Seasons, 34 Episodes
February 2, 2017
Comedy
6.5/10
Cast: Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Katey Sagal
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Superior Donuts Full Episode Guide

  • An armed robbery at the donut shop prompts Arthur, Franco and Sofia to make life-changing decisions about their futures.

  • Fresh off making the Dean's List, Franco decides to apply for a prestigious art fellowship, but in order to win a semester studying in Italy, he must compete with his girlfriend, Tavi. Also, Randy gets more than she bargains for when she hires Tush as her personal assistant.

  • With U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducting raids in Uptown, Sofia turns to Franco for help hiding her undocumented brother, Rafael, who faces deportation to Colombia. Also, Tush decides it's time to give up his daily sugar rush.

  • Arthur's offer to teach Franco to drive hits a speed bump when a cop catches Arthur with an expired license. Also, Tush prepares to attend a princely wedding for his friend Harry.

  • Arthur, a Cubs super-fan, is determined to break the consecutive attendance record for Opening Day games, but when he finds himself without a ticket, he's left scrambling for a way into Wrigley Field for the first time in 43 years.

  • Franco's girlfriend, Tavi, begins to wonder if he still has feelings for Sofia when he turns to her for advice. Also, Fawz dons a disguise and goes undercover to try and catch the culprit who's been stealing from one of his restaurants.

  • Randy, who just passed the detective's exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted, to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur's usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.

  • When Franco discovers his new girlfriend, Tavi, is rich, he begins to wonder if she's only dating him to make herself look more progressive. Also, Arthur significantly raises the price of his donuts to help pay for a new boat motor and winds up attracting the hipster crowd he once rejected

  • When Arthur hires Fawz's son, Abe, at the shop, Franco encourages the aspiring DJ to skip college and follow his dream

  • Frustrated by Fawz's willingness to exploit Black History Month to make a buck, Franco invites Wheels Langdon, a former Negro League baseball player, to the shop to share his unsung story. Also, a suspicious Randy decides to investigate a mysterious woman Tush meets through an online dating site.

  • Convinced his first art-school assignment is a masterpiece, Franco is shocked when he receives a below-average grade and his unimpressed professor asks for a do-over. Also, Arthur becomes determined to discover the true identity of the customer who dared give his shop's coffee a negative online review

  • Faced with art school expenses, Franco gives Sweatpants a choice: find a job to help pay their rent or find a new place to live. Also, Tush and Fawz go to great lengths to help Randy build a social media presence that will inspire envy in her ex.

  • An admission from Franco and Sofia on the eve of her first big catering gig shocks Arthur and the gang. Also, Randy and Tush take temp jobs as security guards, leading to an unexpected revelation about Fawz.

  • When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.

  • In the spirit of the season, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John, a homeless man who falls ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet. Also, Tush and Sweatpants compete to be the more popular Santa.

  • Franco considers giving up admission to his dream school after he learns Arthur included his ethnicity on the application, despite Franco's desire to be accepted solely on the merits of his art.

  • After a fed-up Franco fires Arthur's longtime flour supplier for making offensive comments, Franco vows to find a more principled replacement, but the task proves more challenging than expected. Also, Randy reluctantly agrees to let Tush crash at her place when he rents his apartment during Pride Weekend to make extra cash.

  • When Franco decides to host an orphans' Thanksgiving at the donut shop, he encourages Arthur to invite his daughter, Lucy, but Arthur will only agree if Franco invites his own estranged family member, his father, Reggie.

  • Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre, bonds more with Arthur than him.

  • When a video surfaces of Randy being aggressive during a traffic stop, Franco begins to question her capabilities as a police officer. To prove that Randy is a good cop, Arthur agrees to Franco's request to tail her while she's on duty, and the night takes a dramatic turn.

  • 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.

  • The gang discover that Maya has been studying them all year for her dissertation when they find her open laptop unattended. Meanwhile, Franco and Randy are determined to find out where Arthur really spends each Sunday.

  • Franco is shocked when his estranged father, Reggie, suddenly shows up at the donut shop for his son's first art show.

  • Arthur prompts Franco to follow his art dream but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the donut shop that ignites controversy in the neighborhood. Also, Fawz wants to run for president of the Uptown Business Council.

  • When Randy's mother arrives, Franco prompts Arthur to go out on his first date in a very long time with her.

  • The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco's medical expenses when he's hurt at work and doesn't have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

  • Franco is forced to a stop-and-frisk for no reason, Randy welcomes her fellow officers to a community outreach meeting to review profiling.

  • When Arthur hesitantly takes a day off, Randy and Fawz attempt to demonstrate to him there's more to life than work. Also, Franco tries to verify he has what it takes to manage the donut shop while Arthur is away.

  • When Franco and Sweatpants find out their new landlord, Fawz, wants to transform their apartment building into luxury condos, they decide to arrange a protest.

  • Arthur ponders increasing his security after Fawz's dry cleaning business is robbed; Tush informs Maya to protect herself.

  • When Franco's original new donut flavors become popular, Arthur tries to show he's still important by inventing a unique one of his own.

  • In the series premiere, meet Arthur, the no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop, and his new young employee, Franco, and their loyal patrons.

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