Singer Josh Groban is to play a character in new CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones which stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Groban will appear as Gellar’s love interest in the show which debuts later this month stateside. Gellar plays Sydney an advertising executive at an agency which sees her working alongside her anarchic father Simon played by Robin Williams.
Groban will play Richie, a former lover of Sydney who walks back into her life. Last month former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Gellar revealed she practically ‘stalked’ Robin Williams to land the role.
I happen to have known his best man at his wedding, so I tracked down his best man and said ‘you might want to mention to Robin that I’m a big fan and very interested,’ and that’s sort of what got the ball rolling. – Gellar speaking to Huffington Post
The Crazy One is Williams’ first main television part since playing Mork in Mork and Mindy which launched in 1978. The series starts on September 26th on CBS with Kelly Clarkson also appearing in the pilot episode.