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Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
''Coming off of The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm, I just thought, 'Why am I not doing this?''' Fox told EW's Lynette Rice. Twelve years after headlining Spin City, the veteran TV man anchors a series that is close to his heart as he plays a local news anchor with Parkinson's Disease, who returns to work after years as a stay-at-home dad.
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Robin Williams, The Crazy Ones
Has it really been 21 years since Mork & Mindy? Guest spots on SVU and Wilfred have kept us appeased between movie roles, but we're looking forward to seeing Williams — whose Chicago advertising exec may be bringing the titular ''Crazy'' — sink his teeth into a character that gets more than 90 minutes' screen time to develop and work his wackadaisical comedic style.
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Blair Underwood, Ironside
Underwood promised an ''edgier, grittier, more layered'' network show when speaking with EW's Nuzhat Naoreen. After 2009's unsatisfyingly short-lived The Event, we're expecting the L.A. Law alum to stand and deliver his next addictive new series. Unexpectedly, this role as a detective confined to a wheelchair after a near-fatal shooting, might just be the trick.
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Sean Hayes, Sean Saves the World
It's taken plenty of Will & Grace to last seven years without the rubber-faced funnyman in our homes every week. Now, as a divorced, gay dad, we think he's returning to old form. Welcome back, Jack...um...Sean!
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Tony Shalhoub, We Are Men
Almost the anti-Monk, Men will see Shalhoub bro down with Jerry O'Connell, Kal Penn, and newcomer Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3). But whether Shalhoub is playing OCD or D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D, we're prone to LOL-ing.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dracula
After three years without Rhys Meyers' piercing gaze coming through our TV screens, we're willing to stick our necks out for another London-set political intrigue filled with can't-look-away carnality. After all, the same set-up served him well through four seasons of The Tudors.
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James Caan, Back in the Game
With his preternaturally grumpy mug, Caan may have been born to play Terry ''The Cannon'' Gannon, who leads an irredeemably horrible Little League Team to...well..not even mediocrity. Six years after Las Vegas, we'd be willing to bet The Cannon's losses will be a comedic jackpot.
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Bradley Whitford, Trophy Wife
Don't let its placement well beyond the Beltway fool you, Whitford's anti-sugar daddy in Trophy Wife is sure to face no less politicking than The West Wing's Josh. Only the ladies gunning for his first lady (Malin Akerman) won't be nearly as nice about partisan rivals.
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Jeff Garlin, The Goldbergs
If you're a Garlin fan, why bother to Curb Your Enthusiasm about the man who played Larry David's schlubby Jewish friend leading ABC's famcom as a schlubby Jewish suburban dad? It's the next logical step.
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Naveen Andrews, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
We've been Lost without the smoldering actor, but his upcoming turn as the evil Jafar has more than piqued our interest.