Michael J. Fox Returning To Sitcom Television On NBC
Michael J. Fox attends 'The Avengers' Premiere, Closing Night Of The Tribeca Film Festival Sponsored By Bombay Sapphire on April 28, 2012 -- Getty Images
Michael J. Fox is heading back to NBC.
Just days after news broke that the former "Family Ties" and "Spin City" star was returning to television with his own series from Sony Pictures Television, comes word that he'll make that sitcom return on NBC.
The network has given the as-yet-untitled show, also from Olive Bridge Entertainment, a 22-episode commitment, NBC announced on Monday.
The show will focus on a father of three from New York, as he deals with with family, career and challenges loosley based on Michael's own life.
"To 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," Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, said in a statement on Monday, referencing "Family Ties," which originally aired on the Peacock.
"From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board. He is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create - and the vivid family characters surrounding him - will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious. Being in business with him is a supreme pleasure," his statement concluded.
Michael's show begins filming later this year and is aiming to premiere in the fall of 2013.
"I'm extremely pleased to be back at NBC with a great creative team and a great show," Michael's statement read. "Bob Greenblatt and all the folks at the network have given me a warm welcome home, and I'm excited to get to work."
Michael is currently up for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his memorable role as Louis Canning, the legal thorn in Alicia Florrick's side (Julianna Margulies) in "The Good Wife." He is also up for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for his role in "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The actor first revealed he was suffering from Parkinson's disease in 1998.
-- Jolie Lash
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