CBS is determined to get things right for Jermaine Fowler’s latest push as it has been revealed that they will re-attempt their already ordered pilot, Superior Doughnuts. The project will now be re-piloted at CBS with a few new cast members.
CBS is re-piloting Superior Donuts, its multi-camera comedy starring Jermaine Fowler, for midseason consideration. The project, written and executive produced by Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan and Bob Daily, who serves as showrunner, hails from CBS TV Studios. I hear the ensemble comedy, based on the play by Tracy Letts, will undergo some recasting, with Brian d’Arcy James, who played the co-lead opposite Fowler in the original pilot, not continuing. CBS brass have been very high on Fowler, so he of course is staying on, along with co-stars Maz Jobrani and David Koechner, I hear. Additionally, Fowler will serve as an executive producer on the new pilot after being a co-exec producer on the original one.
Following the news, Jermaine Fowler took to his Instagram to speak on the re-piloting. Here’s what he wrote below.
“Every pilot I’ve filmed has been a learning experience. They’re supposed to be. We filmed this pilot earlier this year and it came out so damn funny. I’m just buoyant CBS is letting me reshoot this story (it’s a very dope one) and make it even better. I really love my job!”