Robin Williams mulls TV return with CBS sitcom

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Robin Williams could return to TV as the star of a new CBS comedy series. The Oscar-winning actor is in discussions to join a project from Emmy-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley. If the deal closes, it will return Williams to the small screen for the first time in 30 years.

The series is described as a father/daughter workplace single-camera half-hour comedy set in the world of advertising. Williams would star, with Kelley writing and producing along with 20th Century Fox Television. Bill D’Elia is an executive producer, with the project likely landing at CBS.

Williams’ last regular TV role was on Mork & Mindy (1978-82), which launched the hyperactive comic to national stardom. Williams won an Oscar for his dramatic turn on Good Will Hunting, and was nominated for The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam. He’ll appear in the upcoming film The Butler, playing President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

What do you think? Robin Williams as sitcom dad sharing a time slot with Mike & Molly?


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