Comedian Robin Williams might be starring on a sitcom for the first time since Mork & Mindy, the show that gave him his big break, went off the air in 1982.
Writer/producer David E. Kelly (the man behind L.A. Law, The Practice, Harry's Law and many other law-based TV series), is reportedly writing a sitcom in which Williams will star. Few details are known about the show right now other than that it will most likely be on CBS and would be a single-camera workplace sitcom (there are none of those on the air) focused on a father/daughter relationship in an advertising agency. I assume Williams will play the "father" role, but who knows? I mean, the guy is versatile.
The plot description sounds like we'll at least be getting subdued Robin Williams, which is a good thing. With Robin Williams, you never know what you're going to get: he's capable of being really terrific (1997's Good Will Hunting, for which he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar), but he's also capable of being really, really terrible (most of the other movies he's been in). I'm not sure the country is all that interested in seeing him play the straight man, but, as anyone who saw him in Bobcat Goldthwait's World's Greatest Dad can attest, it's a role for which he's maybe better suited these days. Because the alternative is Old Dogs.
Did anyone see Robin Williams on Louie recently? That was great. If this show could just be half as good as that 10 minutes, I'll watch it every week.
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