CBS presents Superior Donuts Cast and Executive Producers Panel

CBS’s SUPERIOR DONUTS is a comedy about the owner of a small donut shop that’s located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood and the enterprising employee who’s determined to bring his shop into the 21st century. JFL brings star/executive producer Jermaine Fowler, stars Judd Hirsch, and Katey Sagal, who will be joined by executive producers Bob Daily, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan for the CBS presents Superior Donuts Cast and Executive Producers panel on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:15pm in the Grand Salon Opera, Level 4, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Superior Donuts   Jermaine Fowler

Jermaine Fowler

One of Hollywood’s fastest rising young talents, Jermaine Fowler both stars in and is an executive producer of Superior Donuts on CBS.

Raised in Hyattsville, Md., Fowler began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday, he boarded a Megabus and moved to New York City with three pieces of luggage and a dream. As a stand-up comic, he has toured nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. Also, he was one half of the sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. In 2012, Fowler was selected as one of the New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

In 2014, Fowler co-created and starred in the truTV sketch-comedy series, “Friends of the People.” The following year, he starred in his own Showtime special, Give ‘Em Hell Kid. His additional television credits include Crashing, produced by Judd Apatow, Robot ChickenBoJack HorsemanThe Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreThe Late Late Show with James Corden and Delores & Jermaine, a comedy pilot co-starring Whoopi Goldberg that Fowler co-executive produced and co-wrote based on his real-life experience of moving in with his grandmother. You can follow him on twitter and Instagram @JermaineFowler.


Superior Donuts   Judd Hirsh

Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch plays the character of Arthur on CBS’s Superior Donuts. He has forged a distinguished career in television, theater and film that has earned him two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and an Academy Award nomination, among other honors. Hirsch is perhaps best known to television audiences for his Emmy-winning role as Alex Rieger in the classic series Taxi. Also, he starred as the title character in Dear John, for which he won a Golden Globe. Other notable television credits include the comedy George and Leo, co-starring Bob Newhart, and the drama Numb3rs, both on CBS, and more recently, Forever, opposite Ioan Gruffudd. In 2016 Hirsch guest-starred as Leonard Hofstadter’s father on The Big Bang Theory.

Hirsch began his career on the stage in A Thousand Clowns at the famed Woodstock Playhouse in 1964. Thirty-three years later, he starred in a production of the same play on Broadway. Hirsch won two Tony Awards for his performances in I’m not Rappaport and Conversations with My Father. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Ordinary People. Other memorable film credits include TeachersThe Goodbye PeopleRunning on Empty, A Beautiful Mind, Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence. He will appear in The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach.

Hirsch grew up in New York City where he studied engineering at the City College of New York and architecture at Cooper Union.


Superior Donuts   Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles throughout her notable career. Sagal won her first Golden Globe for her portrayal of Gemma Teller on the critically acclaimed drama Sons of Anarchy in 2010. She was nominated two years in a row by the Broadcast Television Critics as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” for the same role. In 2015, Sagal starred in the historical drama The Bastard Executioner. Sagal played the outrageous Peg Bundy in the groundbreaking, long-running series Married with Children, for which she earned three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations. She starred in the comedy series 8 Simple Rules… alongside the late John Ritter, and was the featured voice of Leela in the animated series Futurama. She has had recurring roles on Lost and The Shield, amongst her many notable television credits. In her first job on television, Sagal joined Mary Tyler Moore in the television series Mary.

Sagal has also made her mark in feature films. Most recently, she starred in the biopic Bleed for This, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and co-starred in Pitch Perfect 2. Additional film credits include I’m Reed Fish, Love Stinks, and Dropping Out.

In addition to acting, Sagal is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter. She was a ‘Harlette’ with Bette Midler for three years, and was a background singer for Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Etta James and Tanya Tucker. In 2013, Sagal’s third album Covered was released. Earlier this year, Sagal released her memoir Grace Notes: My Recollections.

She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Kurt Sutter and three children Sarah, Jackson, and Esmé. Follow her on Twitter @KateySagal and Instagram @kateylous


Superior Donuts   Bob Daily

Bob Daily

Bob Daily is the executive producer of Superior Donuts on CBS. He began his career as a journalist in Chicago working as contributing editor at Chicago magazine. He wrote for a number of publications, including Spy, Men’s Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and The Boston Globe, before beginning his career in television. From 2006 to 2012, Daily served as executive producer and eventually showrunner on Desperate Housewives, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in 2007. Prior to working on Desperate Housewives, Daily was a writer and co-executive producer on Frasier. During his five year tenure on the show, he won two Writers Guild of America Awards in the category of Outstanding Script – Television Comedy. Also, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the series. In addition, Daily has worked as a writer/producer on a variety of other series, including The Odd Couple and Out of Practice, both on CBS, Rugrats and Costello. Daily has published six books for children. In 1997 his biography Elvis Presley was named one of the year’s best books for young readers by the New York Public Library.


Superior Donuts   Neil Goldman

Neil Goldman

Neil Goldman is an executive producer of Superior Donuts, which he developed for television with his writing partner, Garrett Donovan, and executive producer Bob Daily.

The team of Goldman and Donovan has written for numerous hit shows, including Family GuyScrubs and Community. They have been nominated for three Emmy Awards and two Humanitas Prizes.

Goldman was born in New York City and is a graduate of Yale University.



Superior Donuts  Garrett Donovan

Garrett Donovan

Garrett Donovan is an executive producer of Superior Donuts, which he developed for television with his writing partner, Neil Goldman, and executive producer Bob Daily. The team of Goldman and Donovan has written for numerous hit sitcoms, including Family GuyScrubs and Community. They have been nominated for three Emmy Awards and two Humanitas Prizes.

Donovan was born in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Yale University.


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