LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) — CBS says it is adapting Tracy Letts‘ celebrated play Superior Donuts as a sitcom starring Judd Hirsch, Katey Sagal and Jermaine Fowler.
The 13-episode, first season is set for broadcast during the 2016-17 season. It will co-star David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans and Rell Battle.
The show follows the relationships of the owner of a small donut shop with his enterprising, young employee and their loyal patrons in “a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood,” a press release said.
“This show has been very high on our radar since we first put it into development last winter,” Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement Wednesday. “Jermaine Fowler is a rising young star, Judd Hirsch is a comedy legend and the entire cast is full of great comedic talent. We’re very excited to expand our comedy line-up with Superior Donuts.”