Robin Williams In Talks To Return For ‘Night At The Museum 3’

Robin Williams is in negotiations to reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Williams played Roosevelt in Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and is likely to return for the third installment. The next film in the series, which will be set in London, will begin shooting in February 2014.

Ben Stiller, who played night security guard Larry Daley in both previous installments, will return for the third film. Series director Shawn Levy also returns for the adventure-comedy, which is based on the 1993’s children book of the same name by Milan Trenc.

Night at the Museum 3 is scheduled to be released Christmas Day 2014.

The first two films in the Night at the Museum series grossed over $574 million and $413 million, respectively.

In other Robin Williams news, his CBS comedy The Crazy Ones has been picked up for a full season. Marking Williams’ first regular television role since Mork & Mindy, which ran from 1978 to 1982, the series premiered September 26. Williams stars with Sarah Michelle Gellar as a father and daughter team of advertising executives. In the premiere, Williams (Simon Roberts) and Gellar (Sydney Gellar) have to convince Kelly Clarkson to sing the new McDonald’s jingle. Clarkson records a modified version of the “You deserve a break today” slogan, which the company used from 1995 to 1997.

The Crazy Ones also marks Gellar’s return after The CW canceled Ringer, which ran from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. Gellar played twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. When Siobhan appears to commit suicide by jumping into the ocean, Bridget assumes her identity and tries to fit in with her sister’s wealthy family and social circle.

The Crazy Ones series also stars James Wolk, Hamish Linklater, Amanda Setton, and Jen Lilley.

“I’m working with a great cast,” Robin Williams said. “I mean, I’m — they’re kind of focusing on me, but it’s a wonderful ensemble, which makes it a lot better for me.”

The Crazy Ones premiere drew 15.52 million viewers with a 3.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic to become the season’s #1 new show. It more than doubled the premiere of NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show in viewers (7.50 million). Although viewership dropped in its second and thirds week, it continued to more than double The Michael J. Fox Show‘s audience.

In addition to The Crazy Ones, CBS also ordered full seasons of Mom and The Millers.

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