Robin Williams is coming back to television for the first time since his regular role in “Mork & Mindy” back in the 1970s.
Huffington Post reports that Williams will be starring in the new CBS show the Crazy Ones. Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy: the Vampire Slayer) will be co-starring. The pair will be playing a father-daughter duo of ad executives.
The series from David E. Kelley follows ad executive Simon Roberts and his daughter Sydney. Roberts is known at the ad firm (where his daughter also works) for his unique ideas and different way of thinking.
Williams and Gellar will be joined by fellow co-stars James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton. According to Huffington Post, Kelly Clarkson will be appearing as herself in the pilot episode.
In an interview with Huffington Post, Williams explains the show title, “Literally, it’s based on an Apple ad years ago, the one that said, ‘Here’s to the crazy ones.’ They didn’t even have a product. They were just selling the idea of innovation and that’s kind of the idea [of the show]. I’m kind of [playing] the idea guy. He’s been on everything but skates. He’s kind of crazy. When I watched a documentary about [ad] guys — a lot of them, they live on the edge. All their ideas are outside the envelope, but at the same time, they get the simplest, purest image you can and go primal and in many cases, can go right for our consciousness. So that’s what they’re doing. [Gellar’s] character is basically there to draw the line [while] I’ll cross the line.”
The new comedy will premiere Thursdays this fall on CBS.