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The Crazy Ones 

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Out-of-the-box Simon Roberts runs an ad agency with his Type-A daughter Sydney.


David E. Kelley
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Series cast summary:
Robin Williams ...  Simon Roberts 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Sarah Michelle Gellar ...  Sydney Roberts 22 episodes, 2013-2014
James Wolk ...  Zach Cropper 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Hamish Linklater ...  Andrew Keanelly 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Amanda Setton ...  Lauren Slotsky 22 episodes, 2013-2014
Maria Teresa Zuppetta ...  Agency Staff 22 episodes, 2013-2014


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 that his daughter Sydney 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; 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. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At one point Sarah Michelle Gellar's character references Bones co-star David Boreanaz who also co-starred with Gellar as "Angel" in Buffy and as "Angel" in his spin-off series Angel. See more »


Featured in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) See more »

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Williams and Gellar are back on TV and it's looking good again!
26 September 2013 | by Tyrant_Lizard_KingSee all my reviews

I watched the pilot and had a good time! I thought the writing and acting were way above what we usually get in network television shows. I usually only watch cable weekly series because the writing is smarter and has more depth than the networks. But I thought this show had pretty decent writing. Although, I am almost certain they're letting Robin have a lot of improvisational play room! So far I'm mostly liking everyone in it. I'm only having a slight problem with Amanda Setton's character, the pretty dark-haired assistant. Her repeated "fake" laughs at almost everything Robin's character says could get annoying. As far as the two leads, I think both Robin and Sarah are well-matched. They both seem comfortable and natural in their parts individually and with each other. Robin's always been very quick with his delivery, but Sarah's a smart actress and is keeping up with him fine. (BTW, I didn't see her one-season-only flop last year. But I loved her in BTVS and in all of her movies I've seen.) Besides the comic timing needed in this, it also looks like they'll be dealing with some honest real-life-like touching moments. Sarah has always been brilliant at that and Robin's acting in that department can also be very heartfelt.

I think the show's off to a pretty good start and has a decent shot at some longevity, especially with David E. Kelley as its creator and exec producer. He's had tons of success in the past with shows like Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public and Boston Legal. Not a bad resume! So I wish this one luck and will definitely be tuning in to see where it goes. BTW, I loved Kelly Clarkson's bitchy side in this episode. LOL! I hope they have other known celebrities making cameos in future episodes! It could keep the story lines fresh from week to week, kind of like what they're doing on Web Therapy. (OMG, I just compared a network show to a well-written cable series! Well, maybe it does have a pretty damn good chance!) I gave this pilot a rating of 8/10 stars.

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