General Information

  • Directed by

    Jason Winer

  • Written by

    David E. Kelley

  • Premiere

    September 26, 2013

  • Air Date

    Every Thursday, 9pm

  • Production Companies


Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Simon Roberts

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Sydney Roberts

  • Hamish Linklater

    Andrew Kennedy

  • James Wolk

    Zach Cropper

  • Amanda Setton

    Lauren Slotsky


"The Crazy Ones," a 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 is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is having his daughter Sydney 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; art director Andrew, who's as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren. 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.

Episode List & Air date

Season 1:

  • sep26thu


    Simon must pull out all the stops and convince Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson to record a new twist on a classic advertising jingle for their biggest client, on the series premiere.

  • oct3thu

    "The Spectacular"

    Simon encourages Sydney to think big, bold and spectacular on an ad campaign, but results are not what she had hoped. Andrew's desire for Simon's approval leads him to an un-glamorous project that he surprisingly enjoys and has the side benefit of making Zach jealous.

  • oct10thu

    "Bad Dad"

    When a focus group makes Simon realize he has been a bad dad, he decides to try to make it up to Sydney by teaching her how to drive. Andrew decides he will no longer be Zach's ramora, by no longer feeding off Zach's castoffs.

  • oct17thu

    "Breakfast Burrito Club"

    The gang struggles with a campaign when the meeting is moved up and their brainstorming session starts getting personal.

  • oct24thu

    "She's So European"

    A female client comes between Simon, Sydney and Zach. Andrew must run a sound session on his own, with less than cooperative talent.

  • oct31thu

    "Huggin the Now"

    When Simon is nominated for the prestigious Impact Award for Advertiser of the Year, Sydney is surprised to find that her high school crush is in direct competition for the award against her father.

  • nov7thu

    "Sydney, Australia"

    An infatuated ex-co-worker of Sydney's writes a stalker-ish song about her. Meanwhile, Simon struggles to pitch the Australian Tourism Board, the location of his final bender.

  • nov14thu

    "The Stan Wood Account"

    Simon is intent to make things right when his partner, Gordon Lewis, forces him to give up his very first client when it conflicts with another account

  • nov21thu

    "Sixteen-Inch Softball"

    Someone's job is on the line at the annual Accounts vs. Creatives 16-inch softball game, and the truth about Simon's last epic win threatens to surface

  • dec5thu

    "Models Love Magic"

    While Simon and Gordon disagree on compromising their values to land a lucrative client, Lauren gets stuck in the multi-million dollar Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra

  • dec12thu

    "The Intern"

    Sydney's insecurities about how she is perceived resurface when the bratty daughter of an important client becomes their intern

  • jan2thu

    "The Face of a Winner"

    Sydney gets addicted to trying to win a video game when she gets put on the account.

  • jan9thu


    When most of the office is off sick with the flu, Lauren must work with a big client who is facing a PR disaster.

  • jan30thu

    "Simon Roberts was Here"

    Andrew and Zach try to boost Simon's self-confidence when he loses a creativity contest to a new research analyst. Meanwhile, Sydney wonders if she is becoming overly attached to her new pet.

  • feb6thu

    "Dead and Improved"

    Simon faces a dilemma when he is asked to eulogize a jingle writer who was widely disliked.

  • feb27thu

    "Zach Mitzvah"

    The Bar Mitzvah which Simon is throwing for a client’s son could be in jeopardy when Zach recognises into an old flame.

  • mar6thu

    "Heavy Medding"

    Driven by his increasing desire to be a grandfather, Simon interfere with Sydney's relationship. Meanwhile at the office, Andrew and Zach see whether they are able to work with different partners.

  • mar13thu

    "March Madness"

    When Andrew's sisters visit the office to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Simon's hatred for the holiday grows.

  • apr3thu

    "Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley"

    When Zach over-promises during a pitch, he must try and get Brad Paisley to sing a jingle written by Danny Chase.

  • apr10thu

    "Love Sucks"

    Following Gordon and his partner's relationship ending, Simon becomes disillusioned with his own.

  • apr17thu

    "The Monster"

    Gordon finds that he is star of Simon's campaign to stop a library closure.

  • apr17thu

    "The Lighthouse"

    Sydney's mother has the deciding vote when Lewis, Roberts + Roberts receives a buyout offer.

Promo/Making of




Guest starring

  • Kelly Clarkson

    Herself (pilot)

  • Josh Groban


  • David Copperfield


  • Brad Garrett

    Gordon Lewis

  • Pam Dawber


  • Cheryl Hines

    Beth Minker

  • Gayle King



  • DVD complete season This disc will be "region-free" which means it'll work in DVD-players worldwide

Filming Info

Filming of the pilot was done in March 2013.

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