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Michael J. Fox Returns to NBC

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Michael J. Fox with familyNBC has just announced that Michael J Fox will be returning to TV after over a decade away. Fox’s new comedy series will be loosely based on his own personal life. So far, the show has a 22-episode commitment and will premiere in the fall of 2013.

So far, the show is untitled and does not have any other names tied to it as far as casting goes. The show will star Fox who, as a husband and father of three in New York City, has to deal with family, career, and also Parkinson’s.

The producers and co-creators are Will Gluck (who worked on “Easy A” and “Friends with Benefits”) and Sam Laybourne (who’s worked on “Cougar Town” and “Arrested Development.”) The show will be produced through Gluck’s Sony Television-based Olive Bridge Entertainment. Gluck will also be directing the pilot episode.

Rumors were spreading just last week about Fox’s return to television. The star first became a household name back in 1982 as he started as Alex Keaton on the hit NBC comedy “Family Ties.” The show ran for seven seasons.

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Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment said that is a “supreme honor” to bring Fox back to NBC. “We are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again,” Greenblatt said, even saying that Fox is in “a class by himself.” Fox himself said he is pleased to be back at NBC and to work with such a great team on a great show.

Fox was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. The 51 year old actor stayed on TV until leaving the ABC comedy “Spin City” in 2000 after his fourth season. Fox said he wanted to focus on doing all he could to help find a cure for the disease.

And he has done just that. He founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s and also promotes new and improved therapies. They also try to raise the public awareness of the disease.Michael J. Fox

Since leaving “Spin City” in 2000, Fox has made some guest appearances on shows such as “Rescue Me,” “Boston Legal,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “The Good Wife.” In May of this year, Fox said that with his new drug treatments, his normal tics are under greater control and that he would soon be able to take on more acting roles.

It’s no surprise that everyone is excited about Fox’s return. The star has been in such hits as “Teen Wolf,” “Bright Lights, Big City,” and of course, the “Back to the Future” trilogy. He has also won five Emmy awards. We can hardly wait for all the laughs his new show will bring us!

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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