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.

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.

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


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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  1. CK says

    I can only guess that the salaries required for this cast made this about the most expensive show on TV. It would have had to have Big Bang Theory numbers to justify a second season.

    • Gary says

      Ahh, money wasn’t the issue. CBS is worth billions. The problem is the program was over the head of people. Rapid fire comedy doesn’t translate to the average TV viewer.

    • brothaROD says

      I agree with Gary; CBS and the show’s sponsors are cash-laden, so salaries wouldn’t have been a problem at all. Someone else mentioned the time slot being an issue; I disagree. Wasn’t BBT a lead-in to help the show get viewers (with The Millers being there as well)?

  2. Disappointed says

    Robin Williams back to his best here. Its been a long time since there is has been such a great show as this. All the actors were fantastic!! Great chemistry. Good luck trying to replace this show….Bad move on the network!!! Mr Williams and cast you will be missed.

  3. Marie says

    I was so saddened to learn that The Crazy Ones was not going to be returning. It is one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in years. Each actor brought their own uniqueness to the show and it resulted in pure fun. If those CBS executives don’t bring it back then they truly are “the crazy ones”.

    • says

      This sitcom was 1 of the smartest funniest new coming shows to television. You condemned it putting it on late Thursday night when nobody watches television except me of need to give it another chance .Give it a second season and give it a new spot like the ” how I met your mother” spot. THAT would be the perfect spot to give it. You’d have yourself a big hit then!

  4. Martha says

    I don’t usually watch sit-coms because I don’t think they are funny. This is the first one in a long time that I actually laughed at, and it get cancelled. Come un CBS bring it back!

  5. Mary Barnidge says

    I LOVE comedies where people talk so fast that a laugh track can’t keep up, but every time somebody writes one, it gets canceled after one season because most viewers are too lazy to follow any plot that doesn’t proceed at baby-step pace. First Sports Night and now The Crazy Ones–isn’t there any entertainment for SMART audiences who like to laugh?

    • Gary says

      Thank you!!! I have said the same thing over and over again. The Crazy Ones was over the head of its audience. You actually had to watch and follow what was going on. I cannot begin to tell you how many people actually turned the show off simply because Robin Williams was talking too fast. Smart people actually picked up on it.

    • brothaROD says

      It’s funny that you mention this, Mary, because I was one of the few that hated ABC for axing “Sports Night” for being something TV sitcoms have become: FORMULAIC. I’m convinced that, past Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s sex appeal and the occasionally great Chuck Lorre Vanity Card, “The Big Bang Theory” wouldn’t have made it without pandering to the stupid by telling America, “THIS is where you’re supposed to laugh”.

      Mary & Gary, count me in as one of the seemingly few who wished “The Crazy Ones” was given another chance. The cast was stellar, the comedy was quick and witty, and – my personal fave – the outtakes that we DID get to see…? THAT’S what good TV does – it makes you come back weekly AND feel good about it.

      • says

        loved, loved this show – I saved some of the episodes that were hilarious on my DVR. Gonna really miss Robin Williams, what’s wrong with those networks? You find a gem and replace it with a rock. bad move.

  6. says

    This was one show that had great family dynamics with the relationship of the daughter and her father. The story lines, comic relief and the great cast kept me coming back for more. I am so sorry to hear that CBS cancelled this show.

  7. JoAnne says

    Terrific show! Great cast! Funny story lines! BRING IT BACK!
    There aren’t many shows on television that make you sit and laugh (besides THE BIG BANG) and this show is one of them my husband and I watched all the time! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

  8. L. B. says

    this show!!!! I think the cast is truly funny. I look forward to its 2nd season… The cast as a whole-IT WORKS!!!

  9. Mary Ann says

    I love this show. Great cast and good writing. The show was improving with each episode. I think CBS should give it one more season.. Too much talent to let go to waste.

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