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Robin Williams makes his return to television in his first starring role since Mork & Mindy completed its run in 1982 in a pedigree-packed show from producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Legal). The comedian stars as Simon Roberts, the zany head of a Chicago advertising agency who works alongside his far more buttoned-up daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Read More... //

'The Crazy Ones' Pilot Review: Williams, Gellar, And Wolk Make A Great Team

Robin Williams can play zany, funny, outrageous, schizophrenic, ground, sad, animated genie, crazy homeless guy, and by play I don't mean he can play each individually. Williams can play all at the... //

The Crazy Ones Series Premiere Review: The Business of Selling

David E. Kelley's wants to sell you on a family/workplace comedy set in the world of advertising. After watching the series premiere, are you ready to buy?  Read More... //

'The Crazy Ones' Review: Robin Williams is Just as Wacky as Ever

He's back! Comedian Robin Williams is returning to primetime television for the first time in a starring role since Mork & Mindy . As great as he's been in dramatic roles before, it's when he's able to let loose and be wacky and crazy that he's in his element.   Williams pairs up with Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father and daughter duo in the new CBS comedy The Crazy Ones . They both work at an ad agency, Lewis, Roberts & Roberts. (They're the two Roberts, if you couldn't already tell.)  Read More.... //

'The Crazy Ones' review: Surrounding Robin Williams with strong actors makes for a balanced comedy

While CBS' new sitcom "The Crazy Ones" has been touted as the Robin Williams show ever since its pickup was announced, surrounding the comedian with a strong ensemble makes for a balanced show. Sure, Williams signature brand of comedy and big personality dominate the show, but with an ensemble of Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, and Hamish Linklater, it's less one-note than expected. Everyone feeds off of Williams' fast-paced, high-energy delivery, though it does take a bit for everyone to catch up to him in the pilot. Hopefully, that will even out as everyone finds their footing in later episodes, but for now, Williams gets the spotlight as his riffs and improv are given free reign. He plays goofy-yet-brilliant Simon Roberts, who runs a big ad agency he hopes to pass off to his daughter, Sydney (Gellar).As for the ensemble, it's no fluke critics have been singing Wolk's praises. His charm and leading man... //

The Crazy Ones: TV Review

CBS sure has pulled in a lot of big name actors and comics this year, but can't seem to get the formula right for making them produce any laughs. And unless you really love Robin Williams, that's not changing with this sitcom.            //

‘The Crazy Ones’ Review: Selling Out With Robin Williams

Robin Williams spent years as one of only two actors on my Will Not Watch List, a special place for actors who’ve too many manipulative feel-good movies. Kevin Spacey was the only other person on the list, and thanks to “House of Cards,” he’s off. I really like him now. Williams got off the list a few years ago with a low-key, emotionally honest interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. I’m glad, because that allowed me to watch his curious new CBS sitcom, “The Crazy Ones.” There’s something good about the show, and I think it’s the sweet, awkward dynamic between Williams’ ad man, Simon Roberts, and his daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), who has joined him in advertising. Read More.... //

Review: NBC's 'The Michael J. Fox Show' & CBS' 'The Crazy Ones'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show," starring Fox as a TV reporter coming out of retirement, and CBS' "The Crazy Ones," starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father/daughter advertising team.  Read More... //