Michael J. Fox Trades Guest Appearances for New Show
Hollywood studio insiders report that Michael J. Fox, the popular Canadian-born actor who first shot to fame in the television series “Family Ties”, is negotiating his return to weekly television as star of his own comedy series.
Fox, who left show business in 2000 after publicly disclosing that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991, has never entirely left the small screen, making numerous guest appearances in shows ranging from “Boston Legal” to “The Good Wife.”
Sony Pictures Television will produce Fox’s new show to premiere in 2013 and Fox is allegedly partnering with director Will Gluck and writer Sam Laybourne on the new venture.
Fox originally left entertainment to focus on building the Michael J. Fox Foundation with a mission to educate more people about the disease, which causes tremors and can severely affect the patient’s mobility, as well as to increase the amount of research being done for its cure.