Welcome back, Kotter!

John Travolta got his break on the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" nearly 40 years ago. From there, he went on to fame and fortune as a movie star. Now, he's returning to the small screen for Ryan Murphy's upcoming "American Crime Story."

FX's true crime anthology series will tell the story of O.J. Simpson's murder trial in its first season. Travolta will play Simpson's defense attorney, Robert Shapiro, opposite Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark. David Schwimmer will stand alongside Travolta as defense lawyer Robert Kardashian (yeah, Kim's dad), and Cuba Gooding Jr. is signed to play O.J. himself.

"American Crime Story" will start shooting soon; no premiere date has been set.