Ukee Washington to appear on CBS sitcom

Ukee Washington, right, and Robin Williams on the set of “The Crazy Ones.” — SUBMITTED PHOTO

Ukee Washington, CBS 3’s engaging and entertaining news anchor, will appear in the first season finale of “The Crazy Ones,” the hit comedy series starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Washington plays a reporter in the first episode of a one-hour finale airing Thursday at 9 p.m. on CBS.

The back-to-back episodes feature guest stars Brad Garrett, Marilu Henner, Gayle King and Melody Thomas Scott.

In episode one, titled “The Monster,” Simon (Williams) and the team try an out-of-the-box idea in order to save a library from being shut down, and Gordon literally becomes the unwilling poster boy for the campaign. Brad Garrett returns as Gordon Lewis, Gayle King guest stars as herself, and Scott (Nikki, “The Young & the Restless”) guest stars as Flora, the librarian.

“[I] loved being on the season finale of ‘The Crazy Ones,’” said Washington, a longtime CBS 3 viewer favorite. “The cast and crew treated me like one of their own. My scene with Brad Garrett was quick … but it’s a moment in my career that I will remember forever … Don’t blink, you might miss it! Robin Williams is a very special talent, and I could see everyone from the actors to the extras feeding off his vibe. Great show, great time!”

In the second episode titled “The Lighthouse,” when a corporation wants to buy out Lewis, Roberts+Roberts, Gordon calls in the board to vote, and Simon’s ex-wife and Sydney’s mom have the final say. Garrett returns as Gordon Lewism and Henner guest stars as Simon’s ex-wife and Sydney’s mother.


Contact Tribune Staff Writer Kimberly C. Roberts at (215) 893-5753 or

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