Philip Seymour Hoffman heading back to TV

U.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie

U.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie "The master" at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice September 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Max Rossi)

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Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman is returning to his TV roots with a new dark comedy about the pursuit of happiness.

The Master star will feature alongside Kathryn Hahn as his onscreen wife and Welsh actor Rhys Ifans as his boss in Happyish, a series which will air on America’s Showtime network. A premiere date has yet to be set.

Hoffman landed his first acting role in an episode of crime drama Law & Order in 1991.

Happyish will be the 46 year old’s first new job since completing a stint in rehab to tackle substance abuse issues last May. He spent more than 20 years sober before suffering a relapse in 2012.


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