Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, best known as television’s “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” will play the female lead in CBS’s new comedy pilot “Crazy Ones,” Deadline.com reports. The David E. Kelley project stars Robin Williams.
“Written/exec produced by Kelley and directed/exec produced by Jason Winer, ‘Crazy Ones’ is set in the world of advertising and stars Williams as Simon … the brilliant head of an ad agency working alongside his daughter Sydney (Gellar), the agency’s creative director,” the story reports.
The project comes from Twentieth Television.
Nellie Andreeva reports in the Deadline piece: “Gellar was recently attached to a 20th TV comedy spec, and I hear that the studio wanted to stay in business with her after that spec didn’t go. This marks the first live-action comedy series gig for Gellar, who starred in the CW drama ‘Ringer’ last season.”