Yay! Michael J. Fox Returning to TV
He'll Play a Father Who, Like Him, Has Parkinson's Disease
Michael J. Fox, star of TV hits including Family Ties and Spin City, is returning to television in a new series for NBC. The show has already received a 22-episode commitment from the network and is scheduled to debut in Fall 2013.
Here's what we know: It will be a single-camera comedy and Fox will play a father of three dealing with the challenges of family, career and a disease. Like Fox himself, his character will have Parkinson's disease.
"To bring Michael J. Fox back to NBC is a supreme honor," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, "and we are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again."
It will mark Fox's first leading series role since leaving Spin City in 2000 to focus more on raising funds and awareness for Parkinson's. Since then, however, he's had cameo roles in a variety of shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm and Boston Legal.
We can't wait to see MJF back on-screen. The only part that sucks? We have to wait a year to do it!