Michael J. Fox returns to series television with new NBC comedy
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Michael J. Fox will be returning to series television on NBC, where he became famous 30 years on “Family Ties,” in a new untitled comedy from Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment.
Production begins on the single-camera series this year for a fall 2013 debut and features Fox as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career and challenges, including Parkinson’s, and is loosely drawn from his real life, according to a news release.
The show has been give a 22-episode commitment.
Executive producers and co-creators are Will Gluck (“Easy A,” Friends with Benefits) and Sam Laybourne (“Cougar Town,” Arrested Development”). Gluck will be producing through his Sony Television-based Olive Bridge Entertainment.
Richard Schwartz of Olive Bridge will serve as co-executive producer and Gluck will also direct the pilot.
Fox’s accolades include being a current two-time Emmy nominee for his guest-starring appearances in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Good Wife, along with his three Emmys and a Golden Globe Award for “Family Ties.”
Fox later received another Emmy, three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for the comedy “Spin City.”
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