The Crazy Ones is an American sitcom created by David E. Kelley, and stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The single-camera series aired for one season on CBS, from September 26, 2013, to April 17, 2014. It was part of the 2013–14 American television season as a Thursday night 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central entry. Bill D'Elia, Dean Lorey and Jason Winer served as executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television. The episodes are loosely based on the life experiences of John R. Montgomery while he worked at Leo Burnett advertising in Chicago.
On October 18, 2013, CBS gave the show a full season order. On February 27, 2014, the series switched timeslots with Two and a Half Men and started airing at 9:30 pm Eastern / 8:30 pm Central. CBS cancelled the series on May 10, 2014, marking Robin Williams' final television role nearly four months before his death on August 11, 2014. The series became available to stream via Netflix on April 1, 2015.