After some Internet buzz late last week, it's official and details
are out: Emmy winner Michael J. Fox is returning to a regular role in
series TV after more than a decade away with a new NBC comedy for fall
The untitled series, which has a 22-episode commitment, is
loosely drawn from Fox's life. It will feature the actor as a husband
and father of three from New York dealing with family, work and
challenges, including Parkinson's disease.
Fox will be returning
to the network where he gained fame, three Emmys and a Golden Globe in
the 1980s playing son Alex Keaton on the hit family comedy Family Ties.
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,"
NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
Fox is nominated for two Emmys this year for guest roles in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and CBS' The Good Wife.