CBS TV Trailers: Will Arnett in ‘The Millers’, Anna Faris in ‘Mom’, Robin Williams in ‘The Crazy Ones’, and More
Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
NBC, Fox, and ABC have offered tastes of their new shows already. Now it’s CBS’ turn in the spotlight. The network’s star-studded lineup includes The Millers with Will Arnett, Mom with Anna Faris, The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Hostages with Toni Collette. Check out previews for all of those and more after the jump.
CBS opted to post behind-the-scenes videos rather than traditional trailers, but there’s more than enough footage in each of these to make a totally premature snap judgment.
First up is We Are Men, which will air Mondays at 8:30 after How I Met Your Mother this fall. Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, and Chris Smith (the boyfriend from Paranormal Activity 3) star as four dudes who live in the same apartment complex and bond over singlehood.
Honestly, that video was way more enjoyable than I would’ve expected from the logline. It may even look better than Chuck Lorre‘s buzzy Mom, which will debut an hour later at 9:30. This one has Faris as a recovering alcoholic and mother, and Allison Janney as her own screw-up mom.
After all that hilarity, Monday evening will take a sharp turn into the deadly serious at 10 PM with the conspiracy thriller Hostages. Collette stars as a surgeon whose family taken hostage by an FBI agent (Dylan McDermott) the night before she’s due to operate on the POTUS.
Later in the week, CBS will take a stab at building its own Thursday comedy block this fall with The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. The Millers and The Crazy Ones will be sandwiched in between, at 8:30 and 9 respectively. The former centers on a recently divorced reporter (Arnett) whose own parents (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) decide to split up.
… Well, I’m just glad to see Arnett has a job. Continuing the family theme, The Crazy Ones features Williams and Gellar as a father-daughter marketing team. Be warned that it has a lot of Williams being Williams.
Finally, Intelligence won’t debut until midseason but you can get an early look below. Sawyer from Lost (a.k.a. Josh Holloway) is now a CIA agent whose abilities are enhanced by a microchip in his brain.
With the caveat that it’s way too early to be asking this question, which are your favorites of the 2013-2014 season so far?