Jermaine Fowler to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Superior Donuts’
Standup Jermaine Fowler is getting another chance at starring in a CBS sitcom. According to Variety, Fowler has signed on to co-executive produce and star in a multi-cam comedy pilot at the network called Superior Donuts. Based on the 2008 play by Tracy Letts, the pilot will follow “the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.” Fowler will play the donut shop’s new and “highly energetic” employee Franco. Fowler last starred in the CBS comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine, which the network ultimately decided not to order to series last May.