LOS ANGELES--Ted Danson can't stop helping people.
In Becker, he was a bitter, acerbic physician; in Cheers, he was a bartender; and in the upcoming ABC sitcom Help Me Help You, he plays Bill Hoffman, leader of a therapy group for people suffering from social anxiety. The show is executive-produced by Alex Reid, creator of Malcolm In the Middle, and Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield, who wrote for the Judd Apatow show Undeclared.
Danson, speaking this week at the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, said he enjoys his newest role because the character is in control, but neurotic.
"I get to be the bartender, the group therapist, then I get to [be] the total idiot at the same time," the actor said. "I like playing someone who desperately wants the world to like them. That's closer to home…at least, according to my wife."
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