In the mid ‘90s, Robin Williams was starting to take some risks. He had just filmed two crowd-pleasers in a row – ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and ‘Jumanji’ – and it was apparent that he was looking for something, let’s say, meatier. And Williams would later find those roles with ‘The Birdcage’ and ‘Good Will Hunting’ (a movie that would win him an Academy Award). But, before that, Williams eyed a script that had been the subject of a bidding war between every major studio in town. After Disney won the rights, Williams convinced director Francis Ford Coppola to direct. On the surface, it appeared to be a prestige project. But that project turned out to be ‘Jack’ – a movie about a young boy who, by the age of 10, appears to be 40 -- a now almost legendary critical failure that was written by James DeMonaco … the man who also wrote and directed a movie nothing like 'Jack,' ‘The Purge’ and its upcoming sequel.
All week long we've seen the axes fall and numerous series granted surprising renewals, and at long last CBS has chimed in with their major alterations for the year to come. Not only has Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams' 'The Crazy Ones' suffered a surprising cancellation, but so too has 'LOST' castaway Josh Holloway's 'Intelligence,' the 'Bad Teacher' adaptation and a number of other CBS series.
After suffering a humiliating defeat with freshman comedy 'We Are Men,' CBS has taken a big leap forward with its other fall 2013 efforts. The network has given full-season orders to the Robin Williams- and Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring 'The Crazy Ones,' as well as Anna Faris-Chuck Lorre comedy 'Mom,' and the oft-maligned Will Arnett vehicle 'The Millers,' each of which rank as the most-watched new comedies of the season.
Robin Williams in drag equals comedy gold. That could've been the elevator pitch for 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' in which Williams' character dresses up like a matronly British nanny so he can see his kids, whom he had lost in a custody battle.
As you may have noticed, this is the week of Upfront presentations and today it's CBS who offered a peek at their fall 2013-2014 lineup. We're certainly inclined to check out Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar's single-camera 'The Crazy Ones,' as well as Chuck Lorre's latest show 'Mom,' Will Arnett's 'The Millers' and new dramas 'Hostages' and 'Intelligence,' so preview the newest offerings inside!
Just when you thought TV news might have stopped for the day, we're back again! CBS has issued their full list of new series pickups, very few of them any real surprise, but exciting nonetheless. In addition to Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams' TV return 'Crazy Ones,' the eye has picked up Will Arnett's post 'Up All Night' sitcom, Chuck Lorre's 'Mom,' along with several new drama pilots, so get the inside scoop on CBS new lineup inside!
CBS is going to have a tight window for new series this season given the 18 already renewed in the last few weeks. One of the pilots we hope to see more from is Sarah Michelle Gellar's first post-'Ringer' series with Robin Williams, 'The Crazy Ones,' in production now. The premise certainly has us intrigued, but what does the first photo reveal?
Did a CBS sitcom just become our new favorite comedy pick of pilot season? You betcha! Having previously cast comic legend Robin Williams, CBS pilot 'Crazy Ones' has made yet another terrific addition: former 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Sarah Michelle Gellar! Following the demise of The CW's 'Ringer,' Gellar will once again return to TV for the David E. Kelley single-camera comedy, taking the role of Williams' character's daughter, but will it be any good? Get the inside scoop on 'Crazy Ones' with SMG inside!
A joke ten years in the making, last night Jimmy Kimmel fans were in for a treat as the oft-put upon Matt Damon finally got his revenge on the late-night host. No longer would Kimmel close his every 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' broadcast with "apologies to Matt Damon," but rather the prolific movie star duct-taped Kimmel to a chair and took over the program from the beginning. Along with a host of guest stars including Robin Williams and Ben Affleck, check out Damon's take-over of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' inside!