Michael J. Fox Comedy Gets A Series Order From NBC
Michael J. Fox has dedicated much of his acting talent in recent years to small screen work, with appearances on The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm and FX's Rescue Me among his recent credits. And coming soon, fans will be able to find him on NBC, as the actor is set to star in a comedy project, which has been given a series order by the peacock.
As of last week, it was looking like Fox was set to return to network TV in a starring role. But at the time, the location of his small screen comeback was unknown. According to THR, NBC has ordered 22 episodes of the single camera comedy series, which will have Fox starring as a husband and father of three, living in New York City. The series is said to be inspired by Fox's real life, and will include dealing with Parkinson's Disease, an ailment Fox was diagnosed with in the early 90's.
Sam Laybourne (Arrested Development, Cougar Town) is on board to write, with Easy A's Will Gluck set to executive produce and direct. Between their talent and Fox's appeal, the untitled series already has a lot going for it. It should be interesting to hear word on who else will join the cast. As of now, it looks like NBC is aiming to get this comedy on the air next Fall (2013), but production is set to start this year, so we'll have to keep an eye out for casting updates.
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