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This sitcom stars Judd Hirsch as the cranky owner of a donut shop in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. The business is struggling, and a young new employee is determined to help the shop's founder keep the venerable enterprise alive. A cast of colorful shop patrons provides laughs. The series debuted on CBS in February 2017.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on CBS
2 Seasons, 22 Episodes
February 2, 2017
Cast: Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Katey Sagal
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  • An admission from Franco and Sofia on the eve of her first big catering gig shocks Arthur and the gang. Also, Randy and Tush take temp jobs as security guards, leading to an unexpected revelation about Fawz.

  • When Arthur suddenly decides to run against Fawz in a local election, his campaign manager, Franco, tries to help his boss bring home a win. Also, Tush and Randy realize they crossed paths long before the donut shop, and the encounter was hardly sweet.

  • In the spirit of the season, Franco convinces Arthur and the rest of the gang to help John, a homeless man who falls ill at the donut shop, get back on his feet. Also, Tush and Sweatpants compete to be the more popular Santa.

  • Franco considers giving up admission to his dream school after he learns Arthur included his ethnicity on the application, despite Franco's desire to be accepted solely on the merits of his art.

  • After a fed-up Franco fires Arthur's longtime flour supplier for making offensive comments, Franco vows to find a more principled replacement, but the task proves more challenging than expected. Also, Randy reluctantly agrees to let Tush crash at her place when he rents his apartment during Pride Weekend to make extra cash.

  • When Franco decides to host an orphans' Thanksgiving at the donut shop, he encourages Arthur to invite his daughter, Lucy, but Arthur will only agree if Franco invites his own estranged family member, his father, Reggie.

  • Franco signs up to be a Big Brother but is disappointed when the kid, Andre, bonds more with Arthur than him.

  • When a video surfaces of Randy being aggressive during a traffic stop, Franco begins to question her capabilities as a police officer. To prove that Randy is a good cop, Arthur agrees to Franco's request to tail her while she's on duty, and the night takes a dramatic turn.

  • Arthur's business is threatened when Sofia (Diane Guerrero), an ambitious young entrepreneur, parks her organic food truck in front of the donut shop, becoming a hit with his customers and catching Franco's eye. Also, Franco grows frustrated trying to follow his dream of going to college.

  • The gang discover that Maya has been studying them all year for her dissertation when they find her open laptop unattended. Meanwhile, Franco and Randy are determined to find out where Arthur really spends each Sunday.

  • Franco is shocked when his estranged father, Reggie, suddenly shows up at the donut shop for his son's first art show.

  • Arthur prompts Franco to follow his art dream but is caught off guard when Franco paints a mural on the side of the donut shop that ignites controversy in the neighborhood. Also, Fawz wants to run for president of the Uptown Business Council.

  • When Randy's mother arrives, Franco prompts Arthur to go out on his first date in a very long time with her.

  • The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco's medical expenses when he's hurt at work and doesn't have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

  • Franco is forced to a stop-and-frisk for no reason, Randy welcomes her fellow officers to a community outreach meeting to review profiling.

  • When Arthur hesitantly takes a day off, Randy and Fawz attempt to demonstrate to him there's more to life than work. Also, Franco tries to verify he has what it takes to manage the donut shop while Arthur is away.

  • When Franco and Sweatpants find out their new landlord, Fawz, wants to transform their apartment building into luxury condos, they decide to arrange a protest.

  • Arthur ponders increasing his security after Fawz's dry cleaning business is robbed; Tush informs Maya to protect herself.

  • When Franco's original new donut flavors become popular, Arthur tries to show he's still important by inventing a unique one of his own.

  • In the series premiere, meet Arthur, the no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop, and his new young employee, Franco, and their loyal patrons.

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