Magazine article Variety

20th Century Fox TV

Magazine article Variety

20th Century Fox TV

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Robin Williams' biggest commitment to series television since the days of Mork & Mindy highlights a 20th TV slate that is deep, even if not necessarily brimming with international star appeal.

Williams is teaming with another recognizable face, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in the single-cam, father-daughter workplace comedy The Crazy Ones, from the pen of a scribe with no small amount of global cachet himself: David E. Kelley.

Kelley's star Stateside hasn't shined quite as brightly of late - Harry's Law (NBC) lasted only two seasons, while Monday Mornings (TNT) didn't make it past one, and half-hour isn't exactly where the Picket Fences and Ally McBeal creator made his bones, but a series starring Williams in an accessible setting is filled with worldwide potential.

A slam dunk for interest is the limited-series return of Kiefer Sutherland in 24: Live Another Day. The condensed format of 12 episodes and far-off premiere date should hardly discourage buyers.

Beyond Crazy and 24, 20th's offerings generally depend at least as much on conceit as star power. …

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