Robin Williams could be making a return to television to star in a new comedy entitled, The Crazy Ones. The television comedy is reportedly still being shopped around, but CBS is allegedly extremely interested in the Robin Williams project. The Crazy Ones would feature Robin Williams, 61, as a brilliantly creative yet aging, advertising executive, according to E! News.
The successful comedian first gained national notoriety when starring in the Emmy Award-winning television show, Mork & Mindy, almost 30 years ago. Robin Williams is reportedly currently in talks with famed screenwriter, David E. Kelley, to develop The Crazy Ones for television. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio attached to The Crazy Ones project, but CBS is willing to pay a stiff penalty fee to get the show, according to TV Guide.
Robin Williams’ character in The Crazy Ones works together with his daughter, and the pair soon begins to questions their life course. The Robin Williams comedy television show is slated to run a half-hour and would likely be shot in single-camera style.
While Robin Williams has not been a television series regular in the past three decades, he has made a multitude of guest appearances. Williams garnered an Emmy Award nomination for a guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU. Most recently Robin Williams appeared on the FX comedy, Louie.
Williams recently donned a bald cap to play President Dwight Eisenhower in The Butler. The serious role playing Ike is in sharp contrast from the last time he played a president on the big screen. Robin Williams played President Theodore Roosevelt in the Night at the Museum movies.