Robin Williams to Return to TV

Robin Williams, erstwhile star of Mork & Mindy, is set to return to television in a series created by David E. Kelley, the famed dramedy auteur who’s lately crafted star vehicles for William Shatner and James Spader (Boston Legal) as well as Kathy Bates (the less well-loved Harry’s Law). The series is to star Mr. Williams as an advertising executive working with his daughter, making this possibly one of two shows next season depicting an aged film-and-TV icon dealing with family life (the other being Michael J. Fox’s NBC comeback). We’re cautiously optimistic, though Mr. Williams’s post-Good Will Hunting turn towards mawkishness, combined with Mr. Kelley’s late political awakening, make us a bit skittish.