FALL TV: The Crazy Ones (CBS)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the season finale (May 20, 2003) and it appears to be Sarah Michelle Gellar’s biggest accomplishment as we know so far her return to television in CW’s Ringer was not success.

Speaking to Huffington Post at CBS Upfronts last week she was gobsmacked to learn it had been ten whole years:

“Wait, wait. Hold on. Really?” she replied when The Huffington Post told her the 10th anniversary of the “Buffy” finale was upon us. “Wow. God, you just blew my mind.

“I’m incredibly proud of that show — proud of everybody on it, of what we did … You can’t be prouder of that show. It still holds up in reruns and I’m blessed every day … I’ve been pretty lucky.”

Yes Gellar you have been lucky, ten years later Buffy still holds up and is the basis of supernatural lore on other shows, I can’t tell you how many times shows like The Vampire Diaries et al quote the show or rip parts right out of it.

I managed to watch about half of Ringer before I got bored, initially it was a good idea but unfortunately it just didn’t attract the audiences it needed and was cancelled. So long SMG I thought but wait, she’s back and this time she’s forgoing drama and turning to comedy.

SJM and Robin Williams The Crazy Ones

The Crazy Ones comes to CBS in the fall, and SMG will be starring alongside Robin Williams. That’s right ROBIN WILLIAMS. He’s coming to television and when I heard his name announced I was unsure, I don’t necessarily enjoy his movies (apart from Mrs Doubtfire) so I was apprehensive of this show.

SMG and Williams star as father and daughter team of advertising executives, and in the trailer for the pilot we see them about to be fired by McDonalds but they have one last chance to get a big named celebrity to be the voice of the next advert in one day.

The trailer is pretty funny, but as we know trailers are made with the very best bits of the show so will it hold up in a full series, we shall find out. The pilot looks promising with guest star Kelly Clarkson as a weirdly sex obsessed version of herself, SJM climbing on a table and singing, and for those of you Gossip Girl fans out there you will recognise Amanda Setton (Blair’s minion Penelope) as Lauren.


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