Michael J. Fox Planning TV Comeback

by David Weiner 2:30 PM PDT, August 15, 2012
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Michael J. Fox is plotting a small-screen comeback, shopping around a single-camera comedy series inspired by his life.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox will star in the show and has recruited Arrested Development and Cougar Town writer Sam Laybourne and Easy A director Will Gluck for the Sony Pictures Television comedy, which is hoping to start up in 2013.

Fox, who first found fame on the small screen with NBC's Family Ties before making it big as a movie star thanks to the Back to the Future trilogy, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 and effectively sidelined his onscreen acting career to focus on health and family.

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He has made several TV appearances as of late on The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me, incorporating his Parkinson's into the storyline.