Craig Robinson Talks “Mr. Robinson” & Offers “Nice” Advice

Craig Robinson (The Office) is now front and center with Mr. Robinson, a freshman NBC series centering on the a musician (Robinson) who takes a job as a substitute high school teacher to help pay the bills. Peri Gilpin, Spencer Grammer, Meagan Good, Brandon T. Jacksonand Tim Bagley are among the ensemble.

Whether it’s his work on The Office or The Hot Tub Time Machine films, Robinson has been a scene stealing supporting player, but now with Mr. Robinson he has more of a creative control of the entire project.

During the interviews for Mr. Robinson, I asked him about what he’s learned from taking on a bigger responsibility, and he cites how he’s learned from  Mr. Robinson executive producers Mark and Robb Cullen, Larry David, Steve Carell, and the late Bernie Mac.

Check out the video below, as Robinson talks about the importance of “being nice” no matter what the situation (he also mentions the underrated TV show Lucky, which was his first collaboration with the Cullen brothers:

Mr. Robinson premieres tonight on NBC (9 pm et/pt)

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