Robin Williams to star in new CBS workplace comedy

Robin Williams was the star in a comedy

Robin Williams was the star in a comedy father and daughter pilot for CBS from David E. Kelley, titled "Crazy Ones." (Credit: Getty Images)

CBS has ordered a crime drama from "Homeland" team Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary, as well as a comedy from David E. Kelley that will star Robin Williams.

"Anatomy of Violence," which will be written by Gordon, Gansa and Cary, will follow a criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths. His partner is a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

"Crazy Ones" will be written and executive-produced by Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "Boston Legal"), with Williams in the starring role. The single-camera, father-daughter workplace comedy is set in the world of advertising.


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Meanwhile, CBS' planned "NCIS: Los Angeles" spinoff has cast John Corbett in the lead role of analyst Roy Quaid. The character is a former NCIS special agent forced to retire from active service who now works as an analyst. Corbett ("Northern Exposure") will premiere the character on an upcoming episode of "NCIS: L.A.," which will serve as a back-door pilot for the planned spinoff. 

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