Happy News! With few holes to fill on its schedule, CBS on Friday added at least six new series. The No. 1 network handed out series orders for four comedies. The latter doubles last year’s comedy orders. Among this season’s half-hours: Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle Crazy Ones. For Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley, the news comes shortly after TNT canceled his freshman medical drama Monday Mornings.
Logline: A father-daughter (Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar) workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.
Cast: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton (The Mindy Project)
Team: W/EP David E. Kelley (Boston Legal); EP Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery, Mark Teitelbaum; EP/D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television
Sarah Michelle Gellar is coming back to the small screen — in a comedy. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star will co-headline CBS’ workplace comedy Crazy Ones, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera entry revolves around the dynamics between a father named Simon Roberts (Good Will Hunting Oscar winner Robin Williams) and his daughter and is set in the world of advertising.
Gellar will play Sydney Roberts, Simon’s daughter. She’s described as pretty, intense, driven, organized and burdened with being practical. Sydney is the creative director and life and soul of the Roberts and Roberts Advertising Agency at the center of the comedy. She wants to be her father but is too busy having to parent him. Boston Legal’s David E. Kelley will pen the 20th Television single-camera pilot and executive produce alongside Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum. Jason Winer (Modern Family, 1600 Penn) will direct the pilot. Political Animals alum James Wolk also co-stars as Zach Cropper, a copywriter at the agency.
For Gellar, the role marks her second potential series-regular role in a half-hour comedy and comes a year after the CW axed her twin drama thriller Ringer. The actress previously shot an ill-fated comedy pilot for HBO in 2009 that failed to go to series. In addition to her title role in Buffy, the actress has voiced multiple characters in American Dad, Robot Chicken and The Simpsons. On the feature side, her credits include The Grudge and the Scooby-Doo series. She’s repped by ICM Partners, Brillstein Entertainment and Morris Yorn. The casting comes a month after the actress was developing a family comedy written by Men at Work’s Shepard Boucher and exec produced by Apartment 23′s David Hemingson and Margaret Riley. The project failed to move forward.
Sounds like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have a little fighter on their hands. Since welcoming their second child together, a son, in September, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum, 35, and the actor, 36, have managed to keep their baby boy’s name a secret. But now, the couple is ready to reveal the moniker they chose: Rocky James, Gellar’s rep tells Us Weekly. (Married for ten years, Gellar and Prinze are already parents to Charlotte Grace, 3.)
In addition to being the name of two of the most famous boxers of all time (Marciano and the fictional Balboa), Rocky is a name of English origin, meaning “stony” or “craggy.” Occasionally, it’s used as a nickname for the Italian “Rocco” (after the 14th-century saint.) James, meanwhile, is dad Prinze’s middle name.
Do you like the name Rocky James?
Sarah and Freddie’s little Prinze is here! Sarah recently gave birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles, her rep confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. Congratulations!!!!
Sarah Michelle and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are thrilled to announce that they welcomed a baby son into the world this past week,” the rep tells Us.
The little boy is the second child for the Ringer actress, 35, and husband Freddie Prinze Jr., 36, whose daughter Charlotte Grace turned three earlier this month.
Mother and baby are doing great,” the rep adds. “And Charlotte is VERY excited to be a big sister. She and Freddie are thrilled,” a friend of the pair told Us of the couple, who celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on Sept. 1. “They’re amazing parents. They still have date nights all the time and have a normal life,” an insider told Us. “They both came of age in Hollywood and love working, but their home life is more important to them.”
Sarah was seen shopping at Tader Joe’s on July 25, 2012 in Westwood, CA. Check out the high quality photos in the gallery! The soon to be momma looked gorgeous in skinny jeans, a white blouse and aviator sunglasses as she completed her mid-week errand run. As previously reported, it appears the blonde beauty and her hubby Freddie Prinze Jr. will be welcoming a little boy to their darling family in early fall. A source recently told press that the pair
are thrilled that Charlotte will have a little brother.They love their little girl more than anything in the world and know that love will only multiply.
Candids > 2012 > JULY 25TH – Shopping at Trader Joe’s in Westwood, CA
The CW has canceled “Ringer.” Sadly we will not see a Season 2. Gellar played twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin on the 22-episode series, which premiered last September to ratings at 2.8 million, but slipped down to 1.2 million by the season finale.
We kinda were expected this but we still had hopes for a second season :( Hopefully Sarah will do something else in the future!