The Crazy Ones

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TV is about to feel a little less crazy.

CBS has canceled The Crazy Ones after just one season, E! News has confirmed. In addition to The Crazy Ones, CBS has also axed freshman shows Intelligence, Bad Teacher, Friends With Better Lives and Hostages.

The freshman sitcom, which was created by David. E Kelley, starred Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father-daughter duo running an ad agency together. Though it was one of CBS' first shows  to receive a full-season order after debuting to 15.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched seris premiere of the fall, a decline in the ratings seriously hurt the series' season two chances. 

The hour-long season finale, which aired on April 17, attracted 5.8 million viewers and a 1.5 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demo. 

An early sign of The Crazy Ones' cancellation? It was the only freshman comedy left off of CBS' early pickup list as The Millers and Mom were both renewed.  

Other comedies renewed by the network include Mike & Molly, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory, which was picked up for three more seasons. 

The Crazy Ones also starred Mad Men standout James Wolk, Amanda Setton and Hamish Linklater, and welcomed several high-profile guest actors during its freshman run, including Brad Garrett, Kelly Clarkson, Ashley Tisdale and Pam Dawber, Williams' Mork & Mindy costar.


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Hostages starred Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette and told the story of a family held hostage by mercenaries. Bad Teacher, based on the film of the same name, starred Ari Graynor as a woman posing as a teacher to meet married men. Intelligence followed Lost star Josh Holloway as an operative with a super computer implanted in his mind. CSI veteran Marg Helgenberger also starred. James Van Der Beek headlined the freshman midseason comedy Friends With Better Lives about a group of friends at various stages in their lives.

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