Superior Donuts: New CBS Sitcom Gets a Special Post-Big Bang Premiere

It’s time to make the donuts: CBS has given its new sitcom Superior Donuts a premiere date… and a nice, cushy launching pad.

Donuts will debut Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30/7:30c after (natch) an all-new episode of mega-hit The Big Bang Theory. (CBS, wisely, has used the Big Bang ratings halo to launch several new comedies in recent years.) Then it’ll settle into its regular timeslot on Feb. 6: Mondays at 9/8c, between Man With a Plan and 2 Broke Girls.

The comedy stars TV veteran Judd Hirsch (Taxi, Dear John) as the prickly owner of a Chicago donut shop and stand-up comic Jermaine Fowler (Friends of the People) as his young employee, who helps his boss keep up with a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Let the Odd Couple-style shenanigans begin!

Rounding out the Donuts cast are familiar names like Katey Sagal (as a street cop who’s a regular at Superior Donuts), Anchorman‘s David Koechner and Better Off Ted‘s Maz Jobrani. Interestingly, Hirsch and Sagal play in-laws on Big Bang; Hirsch plays Leonard’s father, and Sagal just guest-starred this season as Penny’s mom.

Does Superior Donuts sound tasty to you? Give us your early review in the comments.