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
Today’s Sarah’s birthday! She’s turning 36 this year! First of all Sarah, we still don’t know if you visit our site (we hope you do)! You’re truly an inspiration and one of the most talented and amazing actress around and we really hope The Crazy Ones will get picked up, we love the idea of the show and we’re sooo excited! We wanted to wish you happiness, health, luck and everything you dream to come true, you deserve the best of everything! We love you! Have an amazing birthday with your family! ♥ We were thinking that it would be cool to make Sarah a TT on Twitter and let her know how much we all adore her so go ahead and trend #Happy36BdaySMG, #Happy36thSMG or anything you find appropriate and be sure to follow @smgit if you haven’t yet :)! Also Sarah would really appreciate if you could make a donation to Care for her!
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.
Sarah was photographed after she had lunch with her agent at Takao Sushi on January 17, 2013 in Brentwood, CA. We added 115+ high & medium quality photos to the Gallery! Sarah looks amazing!
Candids > 2013 > JANUARY 17TH – Has lunch with her agent at Takao Sushi in Brentwood, CA
We just updated the Gallery with the missing candids from 2012 and the event Sarah attended last December! She looks amazing in these photos so check them out!
Candids > 2012 > NOVEMBER 4TH – Leaves Giggles N’ Hugs Restaurant with Charlie in Los Angeles, CA
Candids > 2012 > NOVEMBER 8TH – Leaves Charlie’s school with Freddie in Santa Monica, CA
Candids > 2012 > DECEMBER 4TH – Heads back to her car in Los Angeles, CA
Candids > 2012 > DECEMBER 10TH – Running errands in Santa Monica, CA
Appearances > 2012 > DECEMBER 1ST – 2nd Annual Santa’s Secret Workshop
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?