CBS Orders Gellar’s ‘Crazy Ones,’ Arnett, Holloway’s ‘Intelligence’
Just when you thought TV news might have stopped for the day, we’re back again! CBS has issued their full list of new series pickups, very few of them any real surprise, but exciting nonetheless. In addition to Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams’ TV return ‘Crazy Ones,’ the eye has picked up Will Arnett‘s post ‘Up All Night‘ sitcom, Chuck Lorre’s ‘Mom,’ along with several new drama pilots, so get the inside scoop on CBS new lineup inside!
While we’d already known that Chuck Lorre’s Anna Faris-starring ‘Mom’ was likely to go to series, CBS had officially picked up both it and a number of others before next week’s Upfront presentation. The new pilots include ‘Crazy Ones,’ ‘Intelligence,’ ‘The Millers,’ ‘Mom,’ ‘Hostages‘ and ‘We Are Men.’
‘Crazy Ones’ will team ‘Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams as a father-daughter advertising pair, while Will Arnett’s newly-named ‘The Millers’ (from Greg Garcia) will occupy ‘The Americans‘ Margo Martindale’s foreseeable future, featuring Arnett as a newly-divorced man whose parents move in with him.
‘Mom’ features Anna Faris as a newly-sober single mom trying to get her life together, marking Chuck Lorre’s fourth sitcom on the network in addition to ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and ‘Mike & Molly.’ Formerly ‘Ex-Men,’ ‘We Are Men’ features Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell and Tony Shaloub as men living in a short-term rental complex.
On the drama side of things, ‘Intelligence’ features ‘LOST‘s Josh Holloway as a CIA operative with a microchip in his brain (seriously), and ‘Hostages’ stars ‘American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette, tasked with operating on the President of the United States.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest, but what say you? Do any of CBS new offerings strike your interest?