Robin Williams comedy project gets CBS pilot order

By Daniel S Levine,

Robin Williams’ new comedy TV project with producer David E. Kelly is going forward at CBS, which has ordered a pilot to be produced. The network also ordered two other pilots on Monday.

The Oscar-winning actor will star in Crazy Ones, a single-camera workplace comedy, reports Entertainment Weekly. Williams will play a father who is working with his daughter at an advertising agency. Kelly (Harry’s Law, The Practice) created the pilot. Williams was first linked to the project over the summer and it will be his first regular series gig since Mork & Mindy, the show that launched his career.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS also ordered two more drama pilots on Monday.

Anatomy of Violence is from Homeland’s Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and is based on The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine. The series features a criminal psychologist who works with a female detective who he has a past with.

Intelligence was created by Michael Seitzman (North Country). David Semel (No Ordinary Family) is set to direct and produce. The project focuses on a U.S. Cyber Command agent with a chip in his brain, which gives him access to the electromagnetic spectrum.

CBS now has 10 drama pilots in production, including Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop, Hostages and an NCIS: LA spin-off.



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