Michael J Fox’s real-life challenges dealing with Parkinson’s disease are part of the storyline in the new NBC comedy, The Michael J Fox Show, premiering this fall. Fox also executive produces the series along with writer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town) and director Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits), and NBC’s given the new comedy a Thursday night timeslot as part of its new comedy block with Parks and Recreation, Welcome to the Family, and Sean Saves the World.
Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career — just like the old days, but only better.
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