Michael J Fox to return to NBC with new comedy
Tim Clark21 August 2012
Michael J Fox is returning to TV comedy after twelve years with a new show based on Parkinson’s disease.
Fox is set to play the role of a father who comes to terms with the illness while looking after a family with three children for the new comedy, which is to be broadcast on NBC.
Fox has been signed up for a 22-episode series, and marks the first full-time role since he finished his previously lauded sitcom Spin City, which won an Emmy, three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild awards.
Fox has battled with Parkinsons since being diagnosed in 1991 and has limited his public appearances since 2000. His most recent return to TV included parts in the comedy show Scrubs and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said: "I have no doubt that the character he will create - and the vivid family characters surrounding him - will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.
Speaking about the new show Fox said he was ‘extremely pleased’ to be back on NBC, the show is due to be screened in autumn of next year.
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