Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy coming to CBS
May 15th, 2013
03:18 PM ET

Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar comedy coming to CBS

NBC has retooled its Thursday night lineup to include three new comedies, but in the fall the network will have competition in that category from CBS.

The network announced on Wednesday that their fall 2013 schedule will include five new series, including new comedies from Robin Williams, Anna Faris and Will Arnett, whose show on NBC, "Up All Night," has been canceled.

On top of those shows, CBS is also planning to debut three other new series in the midseason, which will air along with the comedy "Mike & Molly."

Check out the fall schedule below, with new series in bold:


8:00-8:30 p.m. - "How I Met Your Mother"
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "We Are Men"
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "2 Broke Girls"
9:30-10:00 p.m. - "Mom"
10:00-11:00 p.m. "Hostages"


8:00-9:00 p.m. - "NCIS"
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "NCIS: Los Angeles"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "Person of Interest"


8:00-9:00 p.m. - "Survivor"
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Criminal Minds"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"


8:00-8:30 p.m. –"The Big Bang Theory"
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "The Millers"
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "The Crazy Ones"
9:30-10:00 p.m. - "Two and a Half Men"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "Elementary"


8:00-9:00 p.m. "Undercover Boss"
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Hawaii Five-O"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "Blue Bloods"


8:00-8:30 p.m. - "Comedytime Saturday" (an encore of the network's sitcoms)
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "Comedytime Saturday" (an encore of the network's sitcms)
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Crimetime Saturday"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "48 Hours"


7:00-8:00 p.m. - "60 Minutes"
8:00-9:00 p.m. - "The Amazing Race"
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "The Good Wife"
10:00-11:00 p.m. - "The Mentalist"

Below are the descriptions of the new fall shows:

"We Are Men": A single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”: Frank Russo (Tony Shalhoub), a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell), a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled. Jill (Rebecca Breeds) is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex.

"Mom": A comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother. Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie (Janney), her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe’s father, Baxter (Matt Jones); and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction.

"The Millers": Will Arnett stars as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years. Already in shock, he's even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last.

"The Crazy Ones": Robin Williams returns to series television in this single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss. Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon’s exact opposite – focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she’d resent if he wasn’t so brilliant at what he does. Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton). With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.

"Hostages": From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer is a high-octane suspense drama starring Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred.

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  1. Dude in Colorado

    "Mok & Mad Men"? Fail waiting to happen, sorry Robin.

    May 20, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sherri

    They moved Person of Interest and messed up my evening. I see it's on Tuesday or something. I wish they'd stop doing this.

    May 17, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |


    May 17, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. robin bangs this hoe ....

    all the crap she did the times when you are not home.....and you defend this actress?

    May 17, 2013 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. you don't know the 1/2 of what she did when you were out

    and you bang this pig...

    May 17, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Your the Carnival Hoe

    you were patched in for 1 year prior too my return, i was still friendly too you yet you were still cruel towards me
    i still cannot see you but you can see me...we call that abuse and will have too be punished for
    your vulgar cruelty towards me..YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID AND SO DO WE.....

    May 17, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. the criminal banged so now she's powerful...GET HER


    May 17, 2013 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. tom LI

    Wow, if the above descriptions were from the Network, these shows stink already...zany boss, zany newly sober mom and her carnival of characters, single men who can't figure out why ? Ground breaking – not!

    Stop the madness TV're all adrift with no ideas !,,

    May 17, 2013 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rev Dr Felix Nwosu

    That's ok. welcome back may God make it for you good out Robin and others too. i know it gonna be wow.

    May 17, 2013 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Draper votes her: ignorable...proceed.

    robin williams is the best.

    May 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not funny at all, out of ideas

      Robin Williams hasn't been funny for 20 years, he just keeps spewing the same old jokes. Be honest when was the last time you listened to something he said and actually laughed? Don't get me wrong I really like some of his more recent (serious) movies but please he hasn't had an original funny thought since the 80's.

      May 17, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. RoutersRUs

    robin was a huge help in this show.

    May 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. A∴A∴


    May 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Meh

    Too much to read but at least it has Sarah in it

    May 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. all these parking rules...can't get use too it...darnzy

    its such a thrill too be here...and now i have rehearsal and mom's coming with me...sooooo much fun

    May 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. I love my sabbatical...

    its so rewarding too stay home ... i have not been home in so long....see my father kisses me every 5 minutes....

    May 16, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. Maylene


    May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  17. M.A.P.

    Wow, this sounds really "funny", NOT!

    May 16, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. Telimbo

    I'd like to water Sarah M. Geller's box with sperm.

    May 16, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Wackaboshimbo

      if i was that guy i'd put my hang down thingie inside her pie hole.

      May 16, 2013 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  19. Mork and Buffy, together again!

    Nanoo nanoo...

    May 16, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  20. Reunion

    i am also happy they have reunited.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JOANSIEU33

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    May 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I have some really bad news about Emily. That wealthy black man you mentioned? Of course he was a murderer who tortured Emily, and I'm afraid she's dead now. I hope you can accept this news and move on with your life – it's what emily would've wanted.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny


      May 16, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      It's what Emily would've wanted.

      May 17, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  22. So Happy about this reunion...

    i cannot wait too see the acting

    May 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. yuck

    Sarah Michelle Geller is a comedy. This is going to be a disaster.

    May 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. FadingAway123

    Robin Williams ... ha!!! Best of Luck too him

    May 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  25. toobademma

    excited too see robin williams back on tv! yayay


    May 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Poo Too Weet

    I bet she's buck nekked under that trenchcoat. Come on, girlie - so us them perkies pokies!

    May 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Wayne

    I hope she gets those mean vampires. Maybe she'll use Mr Pointy on them.

    May 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |

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