Hot on the heels of Michael J. Fox‘s decision to return to his television roots, multiple award-winning comedian Robin Williams appears to be following suit, packing his bags for a welcome return to his sitcom nest.
Williams burst onto the scene after cutting his teeth alongside comedy royalty, working as a writer and actor on The Richard Pryor Show. Williams made a popular appearance as an unknown in the cult show Happy Days, portraying an alien from the planet Ork. Very well received, Williams character spurred studio execs to create a spin-off show based on his weird but lovable extra-terrestrial, spawning the classic sitcom Mork & Mindy.
Having landed several accolades over the years, including an Oscar for his supporting performance in Good Will Hunting, two Emmys, four Golden Globes and five Grammys, Williams has starred in several acclaimed and record-breaking features like Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, and popular money-makers such as Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire.
Heading back to the small screen, Williams is reportedly eyeing a starring role in a comedy put together by The Practice and Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley. An unnamed single-camera series set in the advertising industry for 20th TV, the prospective show is being penned by Kelley and will be executive produced by Bill D’Elia.
“CBS is circling the untitled single-camera,” reports HollwoodReporter.
The sitcom will mark Williams’ first starring sitcom role in three decades – the last being on Mork & Mindy. More recently, Williams has made appearances on Wilfred and guest-starred in an episode (“Barney/Never”) of Louie C.K‘s excellent Louie.