Daily Mail

California

As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was ‘nice to have a job where the checks will clear.’ After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a ‘renowned and slightly unhinged’ advertising genius/madman. While undoubtedly a coup for the network - CBS President Nina Tassler called him ‘the biggest get of the season, actually many seasons’ and ‘one of the defining comedy voices of our time’ - Robin was quick to admit he took the gig for cash.