Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Robin Williams on ‘Mad Men’ send-up pilot

CBSCan we go ahead and say that CBS already has themselves a winning comedy for the fall? While they surely have plenty of other options to look through over the course of the next several weeks, their current pilot “Crazy Ones” is starting to look more promising than just about anything else on TV at the moment … especially now with the latest addition in mind.

Sources have confirmed that Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined this comedy set around an ad agency, where she will be playing the daughter of Robin Williams’ character. In addition to this marking Robin’s first major series gig since “Mork & Mindy,” it is also Gellar’s first-ever series regular gig on a comedy. She is of course best known for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but also was the lead in “Ringer,” which was actually a CBS drama pilot before The CW swept in and picked the ambitious (but short-lived) series up.

Really, there is a part of us that thinks that the network really already has its entire comedy slate set for the new year … or at least they would if they followed our instructions here. Presuming that “Two and a Half Men” gets an eleventh season, you stick Williams and company at 8:00 p.m. Mondays before “Two and a Half Men” (a risk, but he has the fanbase), move “2 Broke Girls” to its old timeslot at 8:30, and then give the Rupert Grint – Greg Garcia comedy the post-“Big Bang Theory” timeslot. As for “Mike & Molly,” move it to midseason. Admittedly, though, it’s very hard to play programmer for a network without seeing the pilots. We would be just as interested to see them add another hour of comedy on Thursdays, move “Person of Interest” to 10:00, largely so that the Anna Faris – Chuck Lorre series “Mom” could also get a shot.

What do you think about this casting? If you want to read more about the Grint pilot, you can do so over at the link here.

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