Robin Williams is returning to his roots, as the 62-year-old actor will star in the new CBS comedy “The Crazy Ones.” Set to premiere on Sept. 26, 2013, at 9 p.m., ET, the show marks the Oscar winner’s return to television after his first appearance on NBC’s “The Richard Pryor Show” 36-years-ago. Those who have followed Williams’ television career remember his appearance as the quirky alien Mork on “Happy Days.” His character was an instant hit, prompting the Anthony and Gary Marshall produced “Mork and Mindy.” Fans are excited to see Williams’ return to television.
“Mork and Mindy” ran from 78-82 and launched what would become a movie career filled with awards and critical acclaim. Some of Williams’ most notable movie roles include “Good Will Hunting,” “The Fisher King,” “Dead Poets Society,” and “Good Morning Viet Nam.”
Williams’ co-stars with Sarah Michelle Gellar whose television roles include “Swans Crossing,” “All My Children,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Speaking to Parade about his return to television, Williams stated, “It’s fun. I’m having such a blast doing it with Sarah. She’s a sweet woman. And the idea of a father-daughter relationship—since I have a daughter, I’ve done the research on that.”
Williams also spoke of why he was returning to television after three decades. He explained, “The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two [other] choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale [minimum union pay].
“The movies are good, but a lot of times they don’t even have distribution. There are bills to pay. My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.”
Are you going to tune into the premiere of “The Crazy Ones?”