Film star Robin Williams could make his return to television for the first time in 30 years, starring in David E. Kelley’s untitled single-camera comedy.
Williams earned his first claim to fame when he starred in on ABC’s Mork and Mindy during the late ’70s and early ’80s. Mork, a spinoff of Happy Days, saw Williams playing an alien named Mork. After the series ended in 1982, Williams successfully transitioned into film, where he starred in major movies such as Moscow on the Hudson, Good Morning, Vietman, Good Will Hunting, Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire and countless others.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner is set to star in a half-hour comedy from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley. CBS is interested in the untitled comedy, which would star Williams as a brilliant ad executive working alongside his daughter.
Deadline reports Kelly wrote the script before shopping to the networks. 20th Century Fox TV is expected to produce the comedy, with Kelley and Bill D’Elia to executive produce.