Robin Williams: CBS brings comic into Fall TV lineup (+video)
Robin Williams: CBS Fall TV lineup includes a new comedy with Robin Williams playing an unorthodox advertising executive with Sarah Michelle Gellar as his daughter. What else is in the CBS schedule?
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"We think this is going to be the most talked-about show this fall," said Nina Tassler, CBS' entertainment president.Skip to next paragraph
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Chuck Lorre, TV's premiere comedy producer, is behind "Mom," a new Monday-night sitcom starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom with Allison Janney as her estranged mother. "We Are Men" is about four love-challenged single men living in the same apartment complex, with Tony Shalhoub as one of the stars.
CBS' other new comedy is "The Millers," with Will Arnett playing a recently divorced man whose plans to enjoy the single life are disrupted when his parents move in.
CBS is also trying something new in drama by ordering two limited-run series for its Monday-night schedule. "Hostages," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, stars Toni Collette as a surgeon who is taken hostage the night before she is to operate on the president. After a 15-episode run, it will be replaced by "Intelligence," about an agent whose smarts are enhanced by a microchip implanted in his brain.
The network is canceling "CSI: N.Y.," ''Vegas," ''Golden Boy" and "Rules of Engagement."
The drama "Hawaii Five-0" will shift from Monday to Friday nights on the schedule. CBS usually runs drama reruns on Saturday, but next year will also air two comedies that night.
Midseason shows include:
—"Reckless," a legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a Yankee litigator and Southern lawyer have the hots for each other despite being on opposite sides of a long-running case.
—"Friends With Better Lives," a romantic comedy. Like its title suggests, it focuses on six friends at different stages of their romantic lives, all wondering if their pals have it better.
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