A new employee tries to bring a small Chicago doughnut shop into the 21st century.

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‘Superior Donuts’

Based on the play by Tracy Letts, this new comedy series follows the owner of a small doughnut shop in Chicago (Judd Hirsch) and his new employee (Jermaine Fowler), who tries to bring the store into the 21st century. Katey Sagal, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov and Darien Sills-Evans are also in the cast. Series premiere, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, on CBS.

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“The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” 9 p.m. (KCTS): When a school’s headmaster is found dead in his office, Blake’s investigations stir up intrigue and demons from the past.

“Riverdale,” 9 p.m. (The CW): As details of Jason’s death emerge, Archie pleads with Miss Grundy to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River.

“Alone,” 9 p.m. (History): The remaining survivalists push themselves to their physical limits as fish becomes scarce; one participant takes things too far, reaching the breaking point and risking organ failure.

“How to Get Away with Murder,” 10 p.m. (ABC): Annalise struggles to adjust to life in jail, but a confession to Wes’ murder may change everything.

“Baskets,” 10 p.m. (FX): Christine’s water-aerobics schedule is affected by Chip’s arrest.