Williams tells Parade magazine that there are financial considerations behind his decision to return to television. On his role in The Crazy Ones:
The idea of having a steady job is appealing. I have two (other) choices: go on the road doing stand-up, or do small, independent movies working almost for scale … My life has downsized, in a good way. I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.
On how much his divorces have cost him financially:
Well, not all. Lost enough. Divorce is expensive.
Rolling Stone devotes its cover to Williams. A tribute from Tom Hanks to Williams’s start in television:
The legend is true. In 1978, word came from the set of TV’s Happy Days. That week, Fonzie’s ultracool was threatened by a stranger from another world. The guy playing the alien was hilarious.