The Crazy Ones
Crazy Ones
Genre Comedy
Created by David E. Kelley
Starring Robin Williams

Sarah Michelle Gellar

James Wolk

Hamish Linklater

Amanda Setton

Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 1 (List of episodes)
David E. Kelley

Bill D'Elia

Dean Lorey

Jason Winer

John Montgomery

Mark Teitelbaum

Running time 22-24 minutes
David E. Kelley Productions

20th Century Fox Television

Original channel CBS
First shown in United States
Original airing September 26, 2013 – present

The Crazy Ones is a CBS television series starring Robin Williams.

Series synopsisEdit

Set in Chicago, the series follows the lives of the people who work for the Roberts & Roberts advertising agency, headed by Simon Roberts, a successful, yet unpredictable genius, and his daughter Sydney Roberts, who is more reasonable and determined to make a name for herself. Despite being polar opposites, the twosome have managed to use unusual ways to win or keep clients, even if the people who they work with think they're crazy to pull it off, especially if it's from their boss, Simon.



The Crazy Ones is executive produced by David E. Kelley, who had previously created the TV series Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public and Boston Legal, and by Jason Winer. It stars Robin Williams as Simon Roberts, an executive at the Chicago advertising agency Lewis, Roberts & Roberts, who works with his tightly wound daughter and protégée, Sydney Roberts, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The series represents Williams' first regular sitcom role since Mork & Mindy 32 years earlier, and the first series for Gellar since Ringer, which was cancelled in 2012 after one season. Williams' part was written with him in mind. When Gellar learned that Williams was making a television comedy, she contacted her friend Sarah de Sa Rego, the wife of Williams' best friend, Bobcat Goldthwait, in order to lobby for a co-starring role.

The series is filmed on Soundstage 14 at the 20th Century Fox's studios in Los Angeles, which had previously housed the production for the medical drama House. Actual big brand names are referenced in episodes in order to evoke a sense of realism, though the companies who own the brands do not pay for this, nor do they get script approval. Appearances are also made by A-list guest stars playing themselves, such as singer Kelly Clarkson, who appears in an episode in which she sings a modified version of the McDonald's slogan "You deserve a break today", as well as Josh Groban.


Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 1 September 26, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A