David Schwimmer's New TV Role: a Kardashian

David Schwimmer to Play Robert Kardashian  AFP/Getty Images

David Schwimmer is returning to TV — as Robert Kardashian.

But the "Friends" alumnus isn't playing the famous reality star / brother to Kim. Rather, Schwimmer is set to portray her late father, who was O.J. Simpson's confidant and attorney, in the first season of Ryan Murphy's true-crime anthology series "American Crime Story" on FX. Schwimmer will be acting opposite the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. (who will play Simpson) and Sarah Paulson (who will play prosecutor Marcia Clark).

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The first season of the new anthology series from Murphy and Brad Falchuk, subtitled "The People V. O.J. Simpson," is based on Jeffrey Toobin's best-selling book "The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson."

The 10-episode series will be narrated from the perspective of the lawyers who participated in one of the most infamous trials in history.

Kardashian was the late husband of reality-show maven Kris Jenner.

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