We added high definition screencaptures from The Crazy Ones Fall Preview that includes scenes from the pilot and behind the scenes footage! The show looks amazing and we’re very excited for it to premiere this Fall!
Television > The Crazy Ones (2013) > Season 1 > Other Screencaptures > The Crazy Ones – Fall Preview
“The Crazy Ones” marks Robin Williams’ return to series TV, his first regular gig since “Mork & Mindy” in the late 1970s. The new CBS series also marks Sarah Michelle Gellar’s first half-hour TV comedy. The two are joined by co-stars James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton and Kelly Clarkson appears in the pilot episode.
“The girl can act,” Gellar said of Clarkson on CBS’s Upfront 2013 red carpet. “The group of people we have on this show is pretty wild … They can go one-on-one so it’s not like all you riffing. There’s a lot of people doing great stuff backing it up. The writing is really great,” Williams said.
In the series from David E. Kelley (“Chicago Hope,” “The Practice” & “Ally McBeal”), Williams plays ad executive Simon Roberts, who’s known for his unique way of thinking. Gellar plays his daughter, Sydney, a fellow executive at the firm.
What drew you to “The Crazy Ones” as your return to TV?
Robin Williams: Initially the script, and then all the people. Working with the people has been amazing.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: I get to be on television with Robin freaking Williams. I mean, hello! I didn’t need anything else. And they pay me too, which is great.
Williams: Yeah, and the checks will clear because it’s CBS.
Gellar: Yes, exactly!
Sarah, had you been looking for a comedy?
Gellar: Ultimately that is what I wanted to do. To me, some of the greatest parts of “Buffy” were the funny moments. You get to a point where it’s like, “You know what? I’ve cried a lot. I’m ready to be funny.”
Why are Sydney and Simon “The Crazy Ones”?
Williams: Literally, it’s based on an Apple ad [from] years ago, the one that said, “Here’s to the crazy ones.” They didn’t even have a product. They were just selling the idea of innovation and that’s kind of the idea [of the show]. I’m kind of [playing] the idea guy. He’s been on everything but skates. He’s kind of crazy. When I watched a documentary about [ad] guys — a lot of them, they live on the edge. All their ideas are outside the envelope, but at the same time, they get the simplest, purest image you can and go primal and in many cases, can go right for our consciousness. So that’s what they’re doing. [Gellar's] character is basically there to draw the line [while] I’ll cross the line.
Happy News! With few holes to fill on its schedule, CBS on Friday added at least six new series. The No. 1 network handed out series orders for four comedies. The latter doubles last year’s comedy orders. Among this season’s half-hours: Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle Crazy Ones. For Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley, the news comes shortly after TNT canceled his freshman medical drama Monday Mornings.
Logline: A father-daughter (Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar) workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.
Cast: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton (The Mindy Project)
Team: W/EP David E. Kelley (Boston Legal); EP Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery, Mark Teitelbaum; EP/D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television
Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to the small screen — in a comedy. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star will co-headline CBS’ workplace comedy Crazy Ones, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera entry revolves around the dynamics between a father named Simon Roberts (Good Will Hunting Oscar winner Robin Williams) and his daughter and is set in the world of advertising.
Gellar will play Sydney Roberts, Simon’s daughter. She’s described as pretty, intense, driven, organized and burdened with being practical. Sydney is the creative director and life and soul of the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency at the center of the comedy. She wants to be her father but is too busy having to parent him. Boston Legal’s David E. Kelley will pen the 20th Television single-camera pilot and executive produce alongside Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum. Jason Winer (Modern Family, 1600 Penn) will direct the pilot. Political Animals alum James Wolk also co-stars as Zach Cropper, a copywriter at the agency.
For Gellar, the role marks her second potential series-regular role in a half-hour comedy and comes a year after the CW axed her twin drama thriller Ringer. The actress previously shot an ill-fated comedy pilot for HBO in 2009 that failed to go to series. In addition to her title role in Buffy, the actress has voiced multiple characters in American Dad, Robot Chicken and The Simpsons. On the feature side, her credits include The Grudge and the Scooby-Doo series. She’s repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment and Morris Yorn. The casting comes a month after the actress was developing a family comedy written by Men at Work’s Shepard Boucher and exec produced by Apartment 23′s David Hemingson and Margaret Riley. The project failed to move forward.
The CW has canceled “Ringer.” Sadly we will not see a Season 2. Gellar played twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin on the 22-episode series, which premiered last September to ratings at 2.8 million, but slipped down to 1.2 million by the season finale.
We kinda were expected this but we still had hopes for a second season :( Hopefully Sarah will do something else in the future!
We added 1900+ high definition screencaptures from the season finale episode 1×22 I’m The Good Twin of Ringer. We absolutely loved it! What are your thoughts on the finale? We’re so excited for the second season, we think there’s so much that can happen and we’re really hopeful it will be picked up! We have to wait until May 17 to find out, just wish they would let us know sooner than that!
Television > Ringer (2011) > Season 1 > Episode Screencaptures > 1×22 I’m The Good Twin
We added additional promotional posters of Ringer, including the new poster for the season finale episode that airs tonight! Be sure to check them out! We’re so excited for tonight’s episode! You can leave your thoughts in the comments section after the episode airs, we’d love to read your thoughts :)