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Sarah Michelle Gellar To Guest Star In Comedy ‘Those Who Can’t’ | By Haider Rifaat

Gear up SMG fans! The 38-year old actress who starred in The Crazy Ones (2012) and Ringer (2011), both shows that were axed by different TV networks is taking the high road with a guest starring role in the new comedy Those Who Can’t. Being a huge fan of the former ‘Buffy’ star, the actress will grace our screens once again with a comedic role.
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As quoted and pictured in SMGFrance.Net, a fan website dedicated to Gellar, the actress was seen behind the scenes shooting for an episode for the new comedy series. SMG will reportedly star in the second episode of the show’s first season.

During her one year hiatus, Gellar devoted her time to several charities and awareness programs including No Child Hungry but after a long wait, the actress is back on track. But the real question is, when will SMG return to television in a show that completely centers on her? Well, we’d just have to wait and watch!
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Rest In Peace, Robin Williams | Haider Rifaat

 The 63-year old stand-up comedian and actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California on August 11, 2014 at 11:55AM. Sources claim Williams’ probable cause of death was from asphyxia, although it is still subject to conjecture. Williams’ wife Susan Schneider quoted: “I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken.”

While she was clearly devastated over her husband’s dreadful death, a number of actors have also expressed their deepest sympathies over his demise.

Steve Martin tweeted: “I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.”

The 37-year old actress Sarah Michelle Gellar who recently starred alongside Robin Williams in CBS’ ‘The Crazy Ones’ also spoke about Williams in People’s Magazine. She called him ‘The father I ever dreamed of having.’ Gellar portrayed Sydney Roberts, the daughter of Simon Roberts (played by Robin Williams) in ‘The Crazy Ones.’

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Williams was one of America’s most famous comedians of all time. He entertained the whole world with his charismatic acting and comic talent after starring in the hit television series ‘Mork & Mindy’ that initially aired from 1978 until 1982. He subsequently ‘wowed’ his loyal fans with some spectacular performances in ‘The World According to Garp’, ‘Good Will Hunting’, ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire.’ Often called ‘The Legend of Comedy’, Williams had won four Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, five Grammy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and had been nominated for three Academy Awards winning one for his stunning performance in ‘Good Will Hunting.’ Robin Williams has always been an inspiration for young and up and coming actors.

He has experimented with a number of diversified film roles and has left a mark in the history of television and theater. Robin Williams had achieved ultimate stardom during his initial years as an actor. I myself am tremendously saddened by his death. Nonetheless, Williams’ legacy will live on.


Sarah Michelle Gellar Should Be Cast In ‘American Horror Story’ | Haider Rifaat

All Sarah Michelle Gellar fans want the 37-year old actress back on television once again. Clearly, freshman television shows are not quite working for Gellar at this point in her career. Sarah’s second comeback television series The Crazy Ones was cancelled by CBS a few months ago. This was not her only show to get axed by a network. Gellar’s initial return on television was with the drama-thriller series Ringer. The show was ultimately canceled by The CW in 2012.

Being a huge fan of the ‘Buffy’ star, I believe that Gellar should be cast in other television series’ that compliment her forte. The directors and producers of novel TV shows often experiment with different storylines that might or might not appeal the fans.

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I, for one would love to see Sarah Michelle Gellar be cast in American Horror Story, a twisted yet cleverly plotted out series that is a blend of horror, thriller and bits of drama. We all know Gellar from the cult classic television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She was great on that show. Somehow or the other, I believe that Sarah would be perfect for any role in ‘American Horror Story’ as she has been down that road before.

For those of you who don’t know, Gellar earned the title of a ‘Scream Queen’ for her starring roles in movies such as Scream 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Grudge and The Return. She sure knows how to work around horror films/TV shows. If Sarah was cast in ‘American Horror Story’, I am sure she would kick ass just like she did back in the ‘Buffy’ days. All in all, it would be an absolute treat if Sarah Michelle Gellar was recruited for American Horror Story.


Why I Want ‘The Crazy Ones’ To Get Axed! | Haider Rifaat

The new comedy television series, ‘The Crazy Ones’ which made its debut last fall is struggling yet again with meager ratings. After the premiere episode accumulated over 15.51 million viewers on CBS last year, the ratings gradually plunged down the drain after a few episodes had been aired. I personally found all episodes of ‘The Crazy Ones’ to be rather bland in collision with other comedy shows such as the newbie ‘Mom’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ I tried not giving up on the show but ‘The Crazy Ones’ is simply uninteresting.

I solely watched the show for Sarah Michelle Gellar since I am a huge fan of hers and have been following her for more than twelve years. Undoubtedly, Gellar’s acting is amazing on ‘The Crazy Ones’ but despite that, the show is unappealing in so many ways. Firstly, Robin Williams is not a good actor in my opinion. His on-screen presence is somewhat mundane. Whenever I come across William’s acting on ‘The Crazy Ones’, all I see is him trying too hard to recall his lines from the script. His expressionless face throughout the mid season of the show has disappointed me as a fan. On the other hand, the show mainly takes place in the advertising agency ‘Roberts & Roberts’ which makes it rather less stimulating.ImageThere were two or three episodes of ‘The Crazy Ones’ that I really enjoyed but the show stumbled badly after the fourteenth episode. Sadly, the show has not been able to please many fans. Maybe ‘The Crazy Ones’ would not have been that dull if the writers were cleverly selected for the show. Nevertheless, several guest appearances made by notable actors and musicians throughout the show have had a positive impact on the ratings. Unfortunately, the show lacks sugar, spice and everything nice!

Most recently, CBS cancelled several television shows from its lineup but has not yet declared whether ‘The Crazy Ones’ will get renewed or cancelled. CBS’s verdict for show will be announced in May, 2014. Even if ‘The Crazy Ones’ gets renewed for a second season, it will continue to struggle with ratings and eventually get axed by CBS sooner or later. We might as well just hope the show gets cancelled by the network this year.


Ashley Tisdale To Guest Star In ‘The Crazy Ones’ | Haider Rifaat

 The ‘High School Musical’ star, Ashley Tisdale is set to guest star in an episode of the hit CBS comedy sitcom, ‘The Crazy Ones’ which stars the Academy Award Winner, Robin Williams and the Golden Globe Award nominee, Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The show focuses on the world of advertising and the occasional craziness people have to deal with. Williams plays Simon Roberts, who owns the agency ‘Roberts & Roberts’ and Gellar plays his daughter, Sydney Roberts who is the creative director of the firm.

After having Kelly Clarkson guest star in the pilot episode which garnered her critical acclaim, Ashley Tisdale will portray a completely different character than that of Clarkson. Reportedly, the 28-year old singer and actress will portray the role of Kelsi, an intern at ‘Roberts & Roberts’, but she isn’t just a normal intern at some firm. Kelsi is the daughter of one of the agency’s biggest clients.

‘The Crazy Ones’ airs every Thursdays at 9PM on CBS!

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Officially Joins Twitter! | Haider Rifaat

It’s official! The former vampire slayer now has a twitter account! Most recently, ‘The Crazy Ones’ star Sarah Michelle Gellar joined the world of twittering. The 36-year old actress known best as Buffy Summers in the hit television show ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ tweeted, “Why is sending this first tweet scarier than going on the @LateShow?”

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The official twitter account of Sarah Michelle Gellar is #RealSMG. After a few hours of joining twitter, the actress has gained over twenty one thousand followers and counting. Gellar is currently following six people including her co-stars Robin Williams and James Wolk.

The actress currently stars in the new CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones’ which debuted as the season’s number one new show surpassing 15.2 million viewers. Gellar plays Williams’s daughter, Sydney Roberts who works as a creative director for the agency ‘Roberts and Roberts.’ The fans of Sarah Michelle Gellar are thrilled to have her on twitter. Many celebrities on the networking site welcomed the actress with hospitability. Catch Gellar’s new show ‘The Crazy Ones’ every Thursdays at 9PM on CBS.


‘The Crazy Ones’ To Debut On CBS This Week! | Haider Rifaat

The latest comedy television series ‘The Crazy Ones’ is set to debut this week on Thursday, September 26 at 9PM on the CBS network. The series stars the Academy Award winner, Robin Williams and the Golden Globe award nominee, Sarah Michelle Gellar in the leading roles respectively. The show is a half hour comedy which evolves around the world of advertising and the occasional craziness people have to deal with. Williams will play Simon Roberts, an advertising executive who owns the agency “Roberts & Roberts.”

Gellar will play his daughter, Sydney Roberts who is the complete opposite of her father, Simon. The show will mark the comeback of Robin Williams to television after thirty years since “Mork & Mindy.” It also marks the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to television after her show ‘Ringer’ was hewed by the CW network in 2012. Gellar was excited to play the role of Sydney alongside Robin Williams. It is her first full fledged comedic role in a television show. Kelly Clarkson will guest star in the pilot episode as herself.

The show has been created by David E. Kelley. Among other cast members, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton will also be regulars in the series. The show has used some renowned brand names in the episodes such as “McDonald’s” to make the television show seem more realistic. ‘The Crazy Ones” has been dubbed as one of the most anticipated television shows of 2013. Don’t miss the premiere of the show on September 26th, 2013 at 9PM on CBS!

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