Robin Williams will hit the small screen to star in a television series about a colorful advertising genius in "The Crazy One," CBS announced as part of its new lineup of shows. "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar will play his daughter.
"The Crazy One" was announced Wednesday as part of CBS's new lineup and will premiere Thursday nights following the network's most popular comedy, "The Big Bang Theory."
CBS also announced that it will save "Mike & Molly" for the middle of the television season and move "Person of Interest" to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. "Hawaii Five-O" will move to 9 p.m. Fridays to replace "CSI: New York" that was cancelled. "Vegas," "Golden Boy" and "Rules of Engagement" were among other programs to hit the network's chopping block.
Five new shows will debut on CBS this fall as part of the eight new series scheduled for the season. ABC, NBC and Fox are introducing a total of 41, according to The Huffington Post.
"Mom" a show starring Anna Faris, who plays a sober single mother, is produced by Chuck Lorre and will air on Mondays. "We Are Men" adds a story about single men to the CBS roster. Will Arnett will play a newly divorced man, whose parents move in with him, in "The Millers" and a new drama, "Hostages," will premiere 10 p.m. Mondays.
Williams' movie career was spawned by his initial rise to fame in television on the sitcom "Mork & Mindy." Some of his famed movie titles include "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," "Awakenings," "The Fisher King," "Good Will Hunting," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Birdcage."
He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Good Will Hunting." The actor also has received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
Sarah Michelle Gellar's television career has included roles on "All My Children" and the TV adaptation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Movie roles include parts in "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Scooby Doo 2" and "The Grudge 2." Gellar has two children with husband Freddy Prinze Jr.