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New CBS Sitcom As 'Crazy' As Leo Burnett

Imagine Robin Williams working at Leo Burnett.  Or just watch "The Crazy Ones," CBS' new fall sitcom that marks the comedian's return to sitcoms.  The series was inspired by Burnett executive creative director John Montgomery, who also serves as executive producer and consultant, reports T.L. Stanley. In the pilot, the fictional agency folks work on a campaign for McDonald's, a big Burnett client. Executive producer David E. Kelley told TCA attendees earlier this week that Montgomery has been spending several days a week working with the sitcom's writers, and both Kelley and Williams have spent time at Burnett to get the feel of agency life.  And, if the show sounds like a comedic version of "Mad Men" set in the present, get ready for the actor who plays Bob Benson on the AMC hit to appear here as "office lothario and creative whiz."  "I only do advertising and marketing shows,"  James Wolk told the TCA panel.



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