The Crazy Ones

Jim 2010s

Aired: 2013 (CBS)The Crazy Ones

DAD: Simon Roberts (Robin Williams) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Advertising Executive

KIDS: Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) (30s)

WHERE’S MOM?: Divorced – away

STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown

Imagine Don Draper played by Robin Williams. Now imagine a grown-up Sally Draper as played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Make it a comedy version of Mad Men set in the present-day and you’ve got “The Crazy Ones.”

Every few years, CBS tries putting a big name movie star into a TV Single Dad “revival” series. They attempted these maneuvers with Richard Dreyfuss, William Shatner, and Alfred Molina – – and now it was Robin Williams’s turn at bat. Hasn’t been a successful strategy for almost two decades, but the CBS people kept hoping. And failing. CBS shuttered the series after a season. Sadly, this would become Robin Williams’s final series.