Michael J. Fox Returning to Television with New Series
Michael J. Fox Emerging from (Semi-) Retirement
Good news, Spin City/Family Ties/BttF/(original) Teen Wolf fans! Michael J. Fox is returning to network television with a new series. The only question is, which network? Seems the majors are fighting to get a piece of the new Michael J. Fox series, which has an autobiographical angle. NBC won in the end, ordering 22 episodes.
After announcing his retirement from TV to focus on working for a cure to Parkinson's Disease, Michael J. Fox set up a research foundation and became the main face of the disease in mainstream media.
Fox never quite retired, though, appearing in The Good Wife, Arrested Development, and Rescue Me.
Sony Pictures Television is developing the comedy series, in which Fox will star. Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne and Easy A director Will Gluck are also attached.
The extraordinary interest isn't as surprising, since Fox has had two big hit sitcoms and has maintained a strong connection with audiences over three decades (i.e., you'll never find him in a 'Child Stars of the Eighties: Where Are They Now' feature in People magazine).