Superior Donuts (Season 1)
1.01 – Pilot (February 2, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Bob Daily


Enterprising go-getter Franco fast talks his way into becoming the one and only employee of an old doughnut shop run by set-in-his-ways owner Arthur. Franco promises that he can modernise the shop.
1.02 – What’s the Big Idea? (February 6, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Betsy Thomas


Arthur tries to prove he’s still relevant by coming up with a unique doughnut flavour after Franco’s creative new flavours become bestsellers. Fawz tries to come up with a password for the store’s WiFi.
1.03 – Crime Time (February 13, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Peter Murrieta


Arthur considers increasing his security after Fawz’s dry cleaning store is robbed, and Tush talks to Maya about protecting herself.
1.04 – Trust Me (February 20, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan, Bob Daily


Arthur is reluctant to allow Franco to make the shop’s bank deposit, and James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.
1.05 – Takin’ It to the Streets (February 20, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Cindy Appel


Franco and Sweatpants discover their new landlord, Fawz, wants to convert their apartment building into luxury condos; Randy realizes she needs to be nicer to James to get a good recommendation for her sergeant’s exam.
1.06 – Arthur’s Day Off (March 6, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Emily Wilson


When Arthur grudgingly takes a holiday day, Randy and Fawz try to show him there’s more to life than work, and Franco tries to prove he can run the doughnut shop in Arthur’s absence.
1.07 – The Amazing Racists (March 13, 2017)
Directed by Ken Whittingham | Written by Robb Chavis


When Franco is subjected to a stop-and-frisk for no reason, Randy invites her fellow cops to a community outreach meeting to discuss profiling; Arthur must consider his own unconscious bias when a piece of his sports memorabilia goes missing.
1.08 – Man Without a Health Plan (March 20, 2017)
Directed by Mark Cendrowski | Written by Hugh Moore


The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he gets hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance; Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.
1.09 – Get It, Arthur (March 27, 2017)
Directed by Gail Mancuso | Written by Dan St. Germain


When Randy’s mother comes to town, Franco sees an opportunity for Arthur to go out on his first date in years.
1.10 – Painted Love (April 10, 2017)
Directed by Betsy Thomas | Written by Neil Goldman, Garrett Donovan


Arthur encourages Franco to pursue his art but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the doughnut shop, which sparks controversy in the neighbourhood.
1.11 – Wage Against the Machine (April 17, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Aaron Vaccaro, Mark Melara


Franco moonlights as Fawz’s assistant to make extra money; Randy and James compete against each other to see who can win a coveted cash prize at work.
1.12 – Art for Art’s Sake (May 1, 2017)
Directed by Phill Lewis | Written by Dan O’Shannon, Tucker Cawley


Franco is shocked when his estranged father shows up at the doughnut shop for his son’s first art show.
1.13 – Secrets and Spies (May 8, 2017)
Directed by James Burrows | Written by Bob Daily


When Maya leaves her open laptop unattended, the gang discover she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation; Franco and Randy attempt to find out where Arthur really spends each Sunday.