Confession: We love this show.
CBS's new comedy The Crazy Ones is one of the few shining stars in a dull sky of fall television premieres. When you combine Buffy Freakin' Summers, more commonly known as Sarah Michelle Gellar, with Academy Award winner Robin Williams, aka one of the greatest comedic icons of all time, it's a recipe for success.
Phew! Glad we got that off our chest, now please excuse us while we gush over the many, many reasons that you need to tune into this outrageous new comedy tonight at 9 p.m.
The Crazy Ones (CBS)
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 26, 9 p.m.
Time-Slot Competition: Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Glee (Fox), Sean Saves the World (new, NBC) and Reign (new, The CW)
Cast: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton.
Status: We've seen the pilot episode
Father Daughter Dynamic: By the end of the first episode, we guarantee you're going to wish that your father was as kooky and off-the-wall crazy as Williams. Set in the wacky world of advertising, Simon Roberts (Williams) is the eccentric head of a high-powered agency along with his type-A personality daughter Sydney (Gellar). Despite having a brilliantly creative mind for marketing, Simon's over-the-top personality can be difficult for Sydney to rein in, and she is often left feeling less like the child and more like the parent.
The Return of a Legend: It's been over three decades since Williams has graced our TV screens, and believe it or not, he was nervous to return! Geller exclusively tells us about her first day on set with Williams saying, "We sat down for the table read and it was like kind of the first time and Robin is so normal. He bikes to work and he comes in and sits down. I'm petrified and the first thing he said to me was, 'I haven't done this in a while. I'm really nervous.'"
Williams explains, "I was scared. I literally was. And then I had to realize it's like a movie. It's OK, don't worry about this. And then Sarah's great, Jimmy's great. It was like, 'Ah you're OK, you're among peers.'" Despite his nerves, the Good Will Hunting actor reveals that filming the pilot for The Crazy Ones was an "amazing experience."
Wolk Is Wonderful: It must be intimidating trying to act opposite of one of the best comedic improvisers in the entertainment world. However, James Wolk not only holds his own, he proves to be just as funny as Williams! Playing the incredibly charming and talented Zach, Wolk will make you fall in love and then laugh until you cry all in the same scene. Plus, his chemistry with special guest star Kelly Clarkson in the pilot is absolutely amazing!
Verdict: Watch it. CBS has recruited the A-Team of comedic perfection and we can't wait to see what happens next!
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