Post by Mike Spadoni on Aug 21, 2012 3:49:00 GMT 1
Michael J. Fox is coming back to weekly television, and NBC has him. Three of the four major broadcast networks were bidding heavily for the new family sitcom that has Fox playing a father of three who juggles work, home--and Parkinson's disease. (It's based on Fox's real-life challenges with Parkinson's.) NBC has won the bidding war, ordering 22 episodes of the yet untitled series for a fall 2013 start. It's only appropriate that Michael J. Fox has chosen the Peacock Network: It was NBC's "Family Ties" that made Fox an audience favorite from 1982 through 1987, not to mention a multiple Emmy winner. He has since parlayed his good will and talent to other TV shows, including his "Ties" follow-up from 1996 to 2000, "Spin City," and guest appearances on such shows as "The Good Wife" and "Rescue Me." It'll be good to have Michael J. Fox back on TV. Here's hoping the new comedy will be a great showcase for his talents.