It's too soon to tell whether his drug-related arrest over the weekend will derail his recent comeback, but one thing is known for now: Robert Downey Jr. is expected to go back to work on "Ally McBeal," USA Today reports.
"Robert Downey Jr.'s episode in Palm Springs will not affect the production schedule one iota," the actor's publicist, Alan Nierob, said Monday. "He'll be back at work whenever he is scheduled to work."
Before the latest arrest, Downey was enjoying a career upswing via his regular guest stint on Fox's quirky lawyer comedy. The actor reportedly has two more episodes left to shoot before completing his contract.
"Production continues on Ally McBeal, and we expect that Robert will be with us through Ally's 12th episode of the season as per his agreement," Fox spokesman Chris Alexander told USA Today.
Downey was arrested Saturday at a Palm Springs, Calif., resort for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and was released the next morning on $15,000 bail.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 27 in Indio, Calif.
The "Less Than Zero" and "Two Girls and a Guy" actor has been no stranger to the criminal justice system. In June 1999, he was sent to California State Prison in Corcoran for violating his probation and was released on $5,000 bail last August.