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The Crazy Ones

The Crazy OnesNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 22 (half-hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 26, 2013 — April 17, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, and Amanda Setton.

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TV show description:
In this sitcom, Simon Roberts (Robin Williams) is the head of a powerful Chicago advertising agency. He’s a genius at his job and uses his unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior to land the biggest clients and brands in the world. Even more important to him is having his daughter Sydney by his side.

Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is also Simon’s partner and his exact opposite. Eager to make a name for herself, she’s focused and organized. Unfortunately, she has to spend a lot of her time parenting her father. That would be a bigger problem if he wasn’t so brilliant at his job.

Also working at the agency are dashing Zach Cropper (James Wolk); hardworking and neurotic art director Andrew Keanelly (Hamish Linklater); and Lauren Slotsky (Amanda Setton), the agency’s beautiful and deceptively smart assistant.

With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire.
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Series Finale

Episode #22 — “The Lighthouse”
When a corporation wants to buy out Lewis, Roberts+Roberts, Gordon calls in the board to vote, and Simon’s ex-wife and Sydney’s mom has the final say.
First aired: April 17, 2014

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What do you think? Do you like The Crazy Ones TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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donna castlegrant October 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

when I wrote this show, I called it “Place your Ad” which was much better than
the ‘crazy ones’

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Words Fail Me August 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Depression is a most difficult enemy to cope with. More should be done to educate the public regarding prolonged sadness – And suicide is not the answer. Robin Williams had his moments of greatness. His last TV show wasn’t up to snuff in the writing area. The actors were professional, but they needed more to work with. Even having Mindy back (from the Mork show) couldn’t fix it (they made her too mean). Robin Williams desperately needed counseling after he learned he was in the beginning stages of Parkinson’s disease. Why was his doctor not more concerned about prescribing Psychiatric help to him immediately? This tragedy could have been avoided. However, the show was right in being cancelled by the people in charge.

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Joe H. August 14, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The crazy Ones show FAILED because it was named incorrectly.CBS should have used a name more like The Zanny Executive.The term crazy by itself already turns many viewers off because in our time the term crazy is more serious then funny with all the events happening in our news stories.So the show crazy ones already had a strike against it by its title.It probably would have been better and more accurate to title the show, The Hilarious Executive,a title more fitting for Robin Williams who had a comedic history of being hilarious in his professional work.Who knows had the show been better named it might have been successful and Robin Williams would still be with us today.

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Sosad August 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

This show required intelligence to watch.
I was so disappointed that it was cancelled.

RIP Robin Williams……..God rest your soul.
My sincerest condolences to the family.

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Mimi August 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Dissapointed that the series was cancelled. Very funny show…i will miss Robin!!

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Tom August 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Saw it once, could not watch it – I don’t like that camera-moving style of filming. Can’t watch shows like that, they make me nauseous.

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Mark August 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm

God rest your soul. I love the show and if it had been renew he may still be with us. Robin you are missed.

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Paul August 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Funny show. Just heard it was cancelled. Disappointed that CBS didn’t invest more time into it.

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MargaretB August 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Completely loved the craziness of The Crazy Ones. Will miss the show and will miss its zany star.

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