Robin Williams sitcom set for CBS


NEW YORK -- CBS has revealed a few nips and tucks it is planning next season for what is already network television's most successful schedule, including adding a comedy with Robin Williams playing an unorthodox advertising executive with Sarah Michelle Gellar as his daughter.

It will move "Person of Interest" to Tuesdays, pairing it with "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" to have television's three most-watched dramas on the same night.

Four comedies and one drama will debut on CBS this fall.

CBS rejected pilots of a "NCIS: Los Angeles" spinoff and a TV remake of "Beverly Hills Cop" backed by Eddie Murphy. Melissa McCarthy's popular comedy "Mike & Molly" was left off the schedule and stuck in the bullpen, ready to return to plug any holes.

Williams' comedy is called "The Crazy Ones," a reference to his comic style, and is getting a prime Thursday-night time slot after "The Big Bang Theory," television's most popular comedy. Among its producers is David E. Kelley.

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.

Prime-time fall season on CBS


8 p.m. -- "How I Met Your Mother"

8:30 p.m. -- "We Are Men"

9 p.m. -- "2 Broke Girls"

9:30 p.m. -- "Mom"

10 p.m. -- "Hostages"


8 p.m. -- "NCIS"

9 p.m. -- "NCIS: Los Angeles"

10 p.m. -- "Person of Interest"


8 p.m. -- "Survivor"

9 p.m. -- "Criminal Minds"

10 p.m. -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"


8 p.m. -- "The Big Bang Theory"

8:30 p.m. -- "The Millers"

9 p.m. -- "The Crazy Ones"

9:30 p.m. -- "Two and a Half Men"

10 p.m. -- "Elementary"


8 p.m. -- "Undercover Boss"

9 p.m. -- "Hawaii Five-O"

10 p.m. -- "Blue Bloods"


8 p.m. -- "Comedytime Saturday"

9 p.m. -- "Crimetime Saturday"

10 p.m. -- "48 Hours"


7 p.m. -- "60 Minutes"

8 p.m. -- "The Amazing Race"

9 p.m. -- "The Good Wife"

10 p.m. -- "The Mentalist"


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