The Crazy Ones is an American television sitcom created by David E. Kelley which follows Simon Roberts, an executive at a Chicago advertising agency who works with his tightly wound daughter and protégée, Sydney, whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behaviour would get him fired if he weren't the boss.
The series premiered in the USA on CBS on 26 September, 2013.
The Crazy Ones premiered in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) on Thursday 7 November 2013, at 18h00. It had several production breaks throughout the first season due to its close proximity to the USA broadcast dates.
Season 1 resumed with Episode 19 on M-Net on Thursday 17 April 2014, at 18h00. New episodes broadcast weekly until the season's end. There are 22 episodes in the first season.
Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in The Crazy Ones, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behaviour would get him fired... if he weren't the boss.
Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side.
As his partner, Sydney is Simon's exact opposite - focused, organised and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she'd resent if he wasn't so brilliant at what he does.
Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton).
With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal and The Practice), Bill D'Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (Modern Family), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Jason Winer directed the pilot.