Michael J. Fox: “I’m Excited to Get to Work” on New NBC Show
10:00 pm, August 20th, 2012
Michael J. Fox is returning to NBC.
Last week, Gossip Cop noted that the “Family Ties” star was attached to star in a new family comedy series from “Arrested Development” writer Sam Laybourne and Easy A director Will Gluck. And now we can report that NBC has picked up 22 episodes of the single-camera show in which Fox plays a dad — based on his own life — who deals with career and other challenges, including Parkinson’s Disease.
The untitled show is slated to premiere in the fall of 2013.
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement: “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.”
“From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board. He is utterly relatable, optimistic and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create — and the vivid family characters surrounding him — will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious. Being in business with him is a pleasure of the highest order,” he added.
And Fox said in a statement: “I’m extremely pleased to be back at NBC with a great creative team and a great show. Bob Greenblatt and all the folks at the network have given me a warm welcome home, and I’m excited to get to work.”
His last starring TV role was on “Spin City” in 2001.
Are you looking forward to Fox’s TV return?
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