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March 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Robin Williams needs heart surgery and must cancel the remainder of his one-man comedy show, "Weapons of Self-Destruction," his publicist said Thursday. The 57-year-old actor needs an aortic valve replacement, Diane Rosen said in a news release. Williams' representatives would not say when the comedian was admitted to the hospital or where he was. Williams had canceled four shows in Florida this week after experiencing shortness of breath. The 80-city tour is expected to resume in the fall.
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January 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide.  Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for.  Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
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November 7, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Election coverage. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Robert Pattinson; Roger Moore; Ice-T and Coco. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens; Bob Woodruff; Nate Appleman and Alex Guarnaschelli. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Robert Pattinson; Bellydance Superstars perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jessica Chastain; Brian Austin Green; Debi Mazar.
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January 2, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Robin Williams cried when he found out that his new show, "The Crazy Ones," which premiered this fall on CBS, got picked up for a second season. At least that's the way his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it. Sitting in her trailer late last year behind the 20th Century Fox Studio soundstage where the half-hour-long comedy films, Gellar scrolls through her smartphone to find a picture of her co-star. FOR THE RECORD: “The Crazy Ones”: A Jan. 2 Calendar article and headline about the new Robin Williams TV show, “The Crazy Ones,” said the show had been picked up by CBS for a second season.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide.  Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for.  Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Robin Williams cried when he found out that his new show, "The Crazy Ones," which premiered this fall on CBS, got picked up for a second season. At least that's the way his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it. Sitting in her trailer late last year behind the 20th Century Fox Studio soundstage where the half-hour-long comedy films, Gellar scrolls through her smartphone to find a picture of her co-star. FOR THE RECORD: “The Crazy Ones”: A Jan. 2 Calendar article and headline about the new Robin Williams TV show, “The Crazy Ones,” said the show had been picked up by CBS for a second season.
NEWS
August 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Robin Williams is seeking treatment for alcoholism, publicist Mara Buxbaum said Wednesday. The 55-year-old comedian had been sober for 20 years, Buxbaum said. Williams "found himself drinking again and has decided to take proactive measures to deal with this for his own well-being and the well-being of his family," she said in a statement. "He looks forward to returning to work this fall to support his upcoming film releases." Buxbaum declined to elaborate beyond the statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, two aging stars of 1980s TV, squared off with comedy premieres Thursday night. And the first round went to .... Williams.  CBS' 9 p.m. sitcom "The Crazy Ones" - which has the former "Mork & Mindy" star playing a zany ad whiz who runs an agency with his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - rounded up 15.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.  That makes it the most-watched new show of the fall TV season so far.  Meanwhile, NBC at 9 p.m. aired a one-hour premiere special of "The Michael J. Fox Show," but the results weren't nearly as promising.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Robin Williams gets naked in "World's Greatest Dad." Really, really naked. "I shaved because if you don't, it's, like, animal-rights issues," says the heretofore hirsute, Oscar-winning superstar. "I did a nude scene in 'Fisher King'; it was Central Park, I was a homeless guy, so I was covered in dirt and really hairy, and it was like, 'Is that Bigfoot? What happened?' "With this, I said to [writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait], 'I think for this scene, I should take everything off because at this point he's literally shedding everything.
NEWS
July 31, 1989 | From Times wire services
Robin Williams and his new wife, Marsha, became parents today. Marsha, who met the actor while she was employed as nanny for Williams and his first wife, gave birth in New York to a 9-pound, 6-ounce girl whom they named Zelda, a spokesman for Williams said. The couple were married in April.
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November 14, 2013 | By Janet Kinosian
Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler. " In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history - and changing fashions - filled with dozens of national figures (including LBJ, JFK and Jackie O) and had to factor in an equally daunting number of celebrities in the cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey and, of course, Forest Whitaker in the lead role, among them. Carter says her focus had to be stout, and she ignored the shine of the 24-karat celebrities who surrounded her, on film and in her fitting rooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Thursday night saw the return of TV veterans Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, with Williams easily getting the bigger audience.  Williams was back to his wacky antics for the debut of CBS' "The Crazy Ones," and his shtick appears to still have a certain pull with viewers, despite lukewarm reviews. With a big boost from "The Big Bang Theory," the comedy series that stars Williams as a copywriter at an ad firm run by his daughter played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, drew 15.6 million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, two aging stars of 1980s TV, squared off with comedy premieres Thursday night. And the first round went to .... Williams.  CBS' 9 p.m. sitcom "The Crazy Ones" - which has the former "Mork & Mindy" star playing a zany ad whiz who runs an agency with his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - rounded up 15.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.  That makes it the most-watched new show of the fall TV season so far.  Meanwhile, NBC at 9 p.m. aired a one-hour premiere special of "The Michael J. Fox Show," but the results weren't nearly as promising.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before trying to get into the America's Cup. The Skinny: Once again I was denied a MacArthur genius grant. Where's the outrage? Somehow I will carry on. Wednesday's roundup includes a new study that downplays cord-cutting and more gossip about shakeups at Sony Pictures and a review of ABC's new sitcom "Back in the Game. " Daily Dose: It's hard not to see billboards for new TV shows while driving around Los Angeles these days. Interestingly enough, the location of posters is not just about hitting the most trafficked areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who have both played iconic TV characters, are joining forces for the new CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Their roles are worlds away from their previous tours as "Mork" the alien from "Mork & Mindy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer. " But when Williams is involved, having a title like "The Crazy Ones" doesn't seem too far-fetched. Williams plays a renowned advertising genius whose unorthodox methods would get him fired if he weren't the boss.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
  If viewers are losing interest in broadcast TV, what can lure them back? Executives hope they have an answer: stars. Lifting the curtain on their 2013-14 schedules at the "upfronts" in New York this week, the networks behaved like smartphone-toting fans crashing a red carpet. Stars they craved, and stars they got: There was James Spader, the former "Boston Legal" headliner tapped for NBC's crime thriller "The Blacklist. " Greg Kinnear plays a troubled lawyer on Fox's midseason drama "Rake.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
  If viewers are losing interest in broadcast TV, what can lure them back? Executives hope they have an answer: stars. Lifting the curtain on their 2013-14 schedules at the "upfronts" in New York this week, the networks behaved like smartphone-toting fans crashing a red carpet. Stars they craved, and stars they got: There was James Spader, the former "Boston Legal" headliner tapped for NBC's crime thriller "The Blacklist. " Greg Kinnear plays a troubled lawyer on Fox's midseason drama "Rake.
MAGAZINE
October 24, 1999
If I had a people zapper, I'd zap Robin Williams along with every other overrated celebrity who won't go away ("A Warm-Up Act," by Paul Brownfield, Sept. 19). Has no one noticed that Williams plays the same character in every movie? His act hasn't changed one iota since "Mork and Mindy." To call Williams a genius is an insult to the true geniuses of the arts. He is nothing more than a bargain basement copy of the truly funny Jonathan Winters, who created Williams' style of comedy. Sandra Patrick Sun City How lucky we are to be able to enjoy someone as rare and creative as Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
CBS is enjoying a confidence boost thanks to the fact that it finished first in viewers and the coveted 18-49 demographic that advertisers prize. It's a trend the network hopes to maintain with the six new shows it announced in New York City on Wednesday. The four comedies and two dramas contain a healthy helping of star power, with big names like Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jerry Bruckheimer, Anna Faris and more. Trailers for the comedy offerings went live on CBS' YouTube channel on Wednesday afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2013 | By T.L. Stanley
There are monsters and vampires, science fiction, trips back and forward through time, supernatural themes and other out-of-this-world scenarios in the television pilots vying for space on the networks' fall schedules. The five major networks, ordering more than 100 potential new shows for their 2013-14 season, have scoured this planet and distant ones for buzzworthy big-tent series. They've snagged prominent talents like Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, Toni Collette and Matthew Broderick and adapted film franchises such as "The Avengers" and "Beverly Hills Cop" to try to lure audiences to NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and the CW. FOR THE RECORD: TV pilots: In the April 24 Calendar section, an article about the larger number of network TV pilots being developed for next season said that CBS' ratings were down 3% compared with last season among viewers ages 18 to 49. Based on new ratings released Tuesday, CBS is now even with last year in that ratings category.
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