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

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.

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  1. angie says:

    Very cool.

  2. Amy says:

    Cool on the Robin Williams pilot. As for the Intelligence pilot, I remember this show. It was called Chuck.

  3. Billy says:

    Brainless procedurals on CBS? How bold and unexpected!

  4. nick1372 says:

    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.

  5. 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.

    • Margie says:

      I thought the same thing.I just finished watching “What Dreams May Come” on netflix and totally do not think of him as Mork.

      • Bart says:

        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.

      • Dee says:

        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?

  6. R Pyle says:

    So they took “nothing in common” and mixed it with “crazy people” then gave it to Robin Williams…

  7. Britta Unfiltered says:

    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.

  8. TVDIVA says:

    Intelligence sounds like the exact same plot as the now defunct Chuck.

  9. Trista says:

    SQUEE – Robin Williams on my tv set. Mork calling Orson… Come in Orson!!!!