'Superior Donuts': The First CBS Show With A Black Sitcom Lead In Over A Decade Axed After Two Seasons
Photo Credit: "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, on the second season premiere of SUPERIOR DONUTS, Monday, Oct. 30 (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Jermaine Fowler as Franco Photo: Jessica Brooks/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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'Superior Donuts': The First CBS Show With A Black Sitcom Lead In Over A Decade Axed After Two Seasons

Superior Donuts is done at CBS.

The series, which starred Jermaine Fowler, has been canceled after two seasons. Diane Guerrero joined the show as a series regular in its second season.

Fowler, currently the only black sitcom lead on the network (sans a couple from new ordered series), is also believed to be the first black sitcom lead on the network since Bill Cosby in Cosby, which went off the air in 2000.

The show followed the relationship between the gruff owner (Judd Hirsch) of a small donut shop, his enterprising new young employee (Fowler) and their loyal patrons in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the comedy also stars Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans and Rell Battle. Bob Daily, Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery, Michael Rotenberg, Josh Lieberman and Jermaine Fowler are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

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