Golden Globes funnyman showdown: Michael J. Fox vs. Robin Williams?

The Golden Globes love to reward new shows and big stars, and this year they’ll have two chances to do both in the race for Best TV Comedy Actor: Michael J. Fox in NBC’s “Michael J. Fox Show” and Robin Williams in CBS’s “The Crazy Ones.”

Fox currently leads our predictions with 13/5 odds for his first leading sitcom role since he left “Spin City” 13 years ago. He won three straight Globes for that series (1997-1999) and a fourth back in 1988 for “Family Ties.”

Williams has also made a long-awaited comeback to TV. The Oscar-winner’s last regular TV role was more than 30 years ago: “Mork & Mindy,” for which he won a Golden Globe in 1978. He subsequently won four more Globes for his film work before receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2004. We rank him third in the race with 9/2 odds.

In-between them is a more recent Globe winner: Jim Parsons, who won this category for “The Big Bang Theory” in 2010 and was nominated again in 2012. He’s in second place with 10/3 odds.

The defending champion in this category may face an uphill battle: Don Cheadle (“House of Lies“) is in fourth with 8/1 odds.

The last nominee is expected to be Jason Bateman for “Arrested Development.” The Netflix-revived series was expected to make a big impact at the Emmys this year but didn’t, though Bateman was welcomed back with a nomination for Best Comedy Actor. He previously won a Globe for this role in 2004. He gets 16/1 odds in this race.

Hoping to beat the odds in sixth place is “New Girl” breakout Jake Johnson, who received nominations from the Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards this year. He trails with 33/1 odds.

Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg gets 50/1 odds for starring on the FOX police comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Will one of these seven men win? If not, whom are we underestimating? Make your predictions:

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