Robin Williams Eyes Return to TV on New David E. Kelley Sitcom

Show would be comic's first lead role since 'Mork and Mindy'

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Robin Williams is eyeing a return to TV with a half-hour sitcom from The Practice and Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley, according to The Hollywood Reporter. CBS is reportedly interested in the show, which is set in the advertising industry. Kelley wrote and will produce the still unnamed single-camera series for 20th TV, and Bill D'Elia is set as executive producer. The show is Kelley's first half-hour sitcom since Doogie Howser, M.D.

The show would mark Williams' first starring sitcom role since Mork and Mindy 30 years ago, though he has recently guest starred on Louie and Wilfred. Michael J. Fox also resurrected his small-screen career earlier this month when NBC picked up his new show, which is also yet to be titled.