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Sarah Michelle Gellar joins Robin Williams workplace comedy

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer

Story by Jack Foley

SARAH Michelle Gellar is to star in work-place comedy pilot Crazy Ones alongside Robin Williams.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star will co-headline the pilot, which CBS will be hoping gets picked up for a full series.

The comedy will be built around the dynamics between a father named Simon Roberts (played by Oscar winner Williams) and his daughter (Gellar) and is set in the world of advertising.

Gellar’s character will be named Sydney Roberts and, according to The Hollywood Reporer, is “pretty, intense, driven, organized and burdened with being practical”.

“She wants to be her father but is too busy having to parent him,” the report adds.

David E. Kelley, of Boston Legal fame, is penning the pilot and executive producing, while Jason Winer (of Modern Family fame) will direct the pilot.

Gellar’s casting comes a year after the CW axed her twin drama thriller Ringer.

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