TV fans are in for a treat – Michael J. Fox returns to screens later this year in a brand new sitcom based loosely on his own life.
In The Michael J. Fox Show, Fox plays celebrated news anchor Mike Henry who gave up his career after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Five years later, he decides to get back to work and struggles between family and career.
The 22 part comedy, first announced last August, is Fox’s first regular TV work since he quit Spin City in 2000 after his Parkinson’s worsened. It will air in the US on NBC, the network on which he first rose to stardom as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties.
Speaking last year, Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment said: “To bring Michael J. Fox back to NBC is a supreme honor and we are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again.”
The series is being executive produced by Will Gluck (Friends with Benefits) and Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town).