Michael J. Fox set for prime-time TV return
Television audiences may soon see Michael J. Fox return to prime-time television. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Edmonton-born, Burnaby-raised actor is set to star in a new comedy series written by Arrested Development’s Sam Laybourne and directed by Easy A’s Will Gluck. The show would be loosely based on Fox’s own life.
Fox, who attended Burnaby Central Secondary, shot to fame when he portrayed Marty McFly in 1985’s Back to the Future before starring in 1980’s sit-com Family Ties. After starring in a handful of movies, including Life with Mikey, The American President, The Frighteners, and Mars Attacks!, Fox returned to television for six seasons of Spin City. In the last decade, Fox has continued to appear on TV on shows such as Scrubs, Boston Legal, and The Good Wife.
Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 and started the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which provides funds for Parkinson’s disease research, in 2000.
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