CBS Cancels Robin Williams Comedy THE CRAZY ONES
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Yesterday, CBS announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season, including the nine dramas NCIS, television's #1 drama/scripted program for the fifth consecutive year; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama for the fourth straight year; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue BLOODS; as well as CRIMINAL MINDS, Elementary and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE.
Also renewed were the comedies 2 BROKE GIRLS, THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season, MIKE & MOLLY, MOM and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN.
In addition to these 18 series, CBS announced a three-year broadcast deal for THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Unfortunately, three freshman series including Robin Williams (Broadway's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") comedy "The Crazy Ones," the drama series "Intelligence" and the limited series "Hostages" along with the veteran drama "The Mentalist" were not included in the pick up announcement.
About The Crazy Ones:
Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired... if he weren't the boss. Simon Roberts is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is having his daughter Sydney by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon's exact opposite - focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she'd resent if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach; art director Andrew, who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren. With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.
Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS