NBC brought their new and returning hits to The Television Critics Association Tour in Pasadena, CA this morning and one of the biggest headlines involved the content of Michael J. Fox's TV comeback.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the TV icon had his half-hour comedy pitch greenlit to series based solely off an idea (a rarity in this industry). This morning, Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, detailed what the show would look like.
Inspired by Fox's life, the still-untitled Fall comedy revolves around a father and a husband and family man who is grappling with his disease. Although his character is a newscaster, not an actor, who had resigned following his diagnosis. But thanks to a new drug, feels healthy and ready to return to work.
The story of the pilot is Fox's character coming back to the news with a special interest story and lot of great fun guest casting, Salke said. "At the end of the day, [Fox] approaches his work and his life with a lot of irreverence. He laughs at himself."