Robin Williams Eyes TV Comeback With New David E. Kelley Comedy
The Oscar-winning actor, who starred in the late 1970s/early ’80s sitcom Mork & Mindy, is in talks to team with David E. Kelley (The Practice, Ally McBeal) for a new single-camera comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.
Williams would star in the untitled project as a brilliant advertising executive who works alongside his daughter.
CBS is circling the project, with 20th Century Fox TV set to produce the potential series and Bill D’Elia (Harry’s Law) serving as an executive producer alongside Kelley. If the Eye network bites, it would mark a reunion for the prolific DEK and CBS, where his Picket Fences ran for four years, earning the writer/producer an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
Earlier this year, Williams, who has recently guest starred on FX’s Wilfred and Louie and is a big fan of Fringe and Homeland, told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich that he was more than up for a full-time TV gig. “F—in’ A, yeah, I’d do it — if it was fun,” he said.Follow @VladaGelman