Robin Williams last television show was cancelled by CBS.
The Crazy Ones premiered on September 26, 2013 and ran for 22 episodes through April 17, 2014.
The ratings were relatively strong through most of the season, though they dipped to a series-low 5.2 million in the season finale. The series had premiered with over 15 million viewers.
Most experts’ takes was that the show would have been renewed if it had been on another network.
“CBS has enough stockpiled past success though that they still only have two gaping holes [in the schedule]–and one of those was caused by one of their most successful shows ending! So while The Crazy Ones actually tied or beat every other comedy on the competition this week, and The Mentalist competitive in the hour and actually having a slightly higher average than its lead-in for the season, their chances of survival are low,” said Zap2It a week before the season (and, ultimately, series) finale.
Williams played the head of a Chicago-based advertising agency who butted heads with his daughter and protege (Sarah Michelle Gellar).
In an attempt to bolster ratings midway through the season, CBS even brought in Pam Dawber as a guest star. Williams and Dawber had starred together in Mork & Mindy. But it wasn’t enough.
David Kelley, who created the show, said in a statement after Williams death:
“The talent was legendary. But equally inspiring, perhaps more so, was his kindness and humanity,” Kelley said in a statement late Monday night. “A gentle soul who touched us all. A very special man, and our hearts are broken.”
Gellar also paid tribute to her co-star.
“My life is a better place because I knew Robin Williams,” Gellar, 37, said in a statement. “To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having.”