Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Robin Williams Comedy, New Drama From Homeland Creators

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Robin Williams Crazy Ones CBS Comedy PilotReady for some crazy news? Robin Williams’ TV comeback is inching closer to reality.

CBS has ordered Crazy Ones, a half-hour David E. Kelley-produced comedy pilot starring the former Mork & Mindy star.

Additionally, the Eye network has ordered a drama pilot exec produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Alex Cary, as well as a potential series set at US Cyber Command.

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Crazy Ones is described as a father/daughter workplace comedy set in the world of advertising. Jason Winer (Modern Family) will direct the pilot.

Anatomy of Violence, from the Homeland trio, centers on a criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths who partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

Lastly, CBS has ordered Intelligence, a drama pilot centered at US Cyber Command that focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Michael Seitzman wrote the script and will serve as an EP alongside David Semel (No Ordinary Family) and Tripp Vinson.

Comments (17)

  • Very cool.

    Comment by angie – February 4, 2013 12:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cool on the Robin Williams pilot. As for the Intelligence pilot, I remember this show. It was called Chuck.

    Comment by Amy – February 4, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • +1

      Comment by rty123 – February 4, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wish there were a “vote-up” function here – because I would vote this up.

      Chuck forever.

      Comment by @heather_kaye – February 4, 2013 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I miss Chuck sfm.

      Comment by Eliza – February 4, 2013 12:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup, total Chuck ripoff, minus the Buy More I assume.

      Comment by JennyS – February 4, 2013 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brainless procedurals on CBS? How bold and unexpected!

    Comment by Billy – February 4, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! I’ve been waiting for Intelligence to get picked up. It looks great.
    Anatomy of Violence, on the other hand, looks like a ripoff of Perception.

    Comment by nick1372 – February 4, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m kind of psyched to see Robin Williams back on TV. It’s kind of funny to me though that, all these years later, he is still known as Mork when he has done so many other, more memorable and more popular things.

    Comment by J (@MusicandHouse) – February 4, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought the same thing.I just finished watching “What Dreams May Come” on netflix and totally do not think of him as Mork.

      Comment by Margie – February 4, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think of him as more. I think of him as corny, perverse, and maudlin. “what dreams may come,” shows him off perfectly.
        His coked-up energy of his Mork daze are long gone. Watching him play something in a format that has anything to do with reality is painful, regardless of his good will hunting mercy oscar.
        Robin’s talent has always put him in a creative quandry. When he’s hyped up, he’s unreal. When he’s “real,” he’s boring. When he’s somewhere in between… see above.
        Anyway, the show will eat it. Giant waste of time.

        Comment by Bart – February 4, 2013 09:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Agree…he’s received multiple Oscar nominations and has won for Good Will Hunting never mind he’s great in Mrs Doubtfire and they bring up Mork and Mindy?

        Comment by Dee – February 16, 2013 02:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So they took “nothing in common” and mixed it with “crazy people” then gave it to Robin Williams…

    Comment by R Pyle – February 4, 2013 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s weird the Homeland creators are doing a pilot for CBS. I saw one of them in an interview talking about how much they preferred the freedoms that a 12-episode format with Showtime gave them, and they said they would never go back to doing network TV after experiencing that because it worked so much better for them. Plus, I really wish they would just focus on Homeland. A show like that has to require a person’s complete creative energy to be successful.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – February 4, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Intelligence sounds like the exact same plot as the now defunct Chuck.

    Comment by TVDIVA – February 4, 2013 05:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SQUEE – Robin Williams on my tv set. Mork calling Orson… Come in Orson!!!!

    Comment by Trista – February 5, 2013 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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