Academy Award winner Robin Williams (in one of his last roles) returned to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a workplace sitcom 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 (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is 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 (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton).
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. Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal” and “The Practice”), Bill D’Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum were executive producers.
Robin Williams as Simon Roberts
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Sydney Roberts
Amanda Setton as Lauren Slotsky
Hamish Linklater as Andrew Keaneally
James Wolk as Zack Cropper
key behind the scenes crew
Bill D’Elia as Executive Producer
David E. Kelley as Creator/Executive Producer
Dean Lorey as Executive Producer
Jason Winer as Executive Producer/Director of pilot
John Montgomery as Executive Producer
Mark Teitelbaum as Executive Producer
9/26/2013 – 4/17/2014
1 season with 22 episodes in total
network and production companies
CBS – 20th Century Fox Television – David E. Kelley Productions