NBC Picks Up Michael J. Fox’s New Comedy Series

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:23 am,

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since Michael J. Fox launched his entertainment career as Alex P. Keaton on the hit NBC series Family Ties. Now Fox is heading back to his former TV home with a new comedy series.

Inspired in part by the actor’s real life, the new show follows Fox as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges, including Parkinson’s disease (something we predicted last week when news of the series surfaced).

The new show has a full series order for 22 episodes. Easy A director Will Gluck and Arrested Development and Cougar Town writer Sam Laybourne are on board as executive producers and co-creators with the former also directing the pilot.

Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt says:

“To bring Michael J. Fox back to NBC is a supreme honor and we are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again. From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board. He is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create – and the vivid family characters surrounding him – will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious. Being in business with him is a supreme pleasure.”

Fox couldn’t be more thrilled with the prospect of getting back to TV in a leading role, saying, “I’m extremely pleased to be back at NBC with a great creative team and a great show. Bob Greenblatt and all the folks at the network have given me a warm welcome home, and I’m excited to get to work.”

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Michael J. Fox with his original TV relatives on ‘Family Ties’

This is easily the best TV news I’ve heard in a long time. There are few talents who are as dedicated, modest, charismatic, and talented as Fox, and to see that he’s returning to the network where his career began is truly wonderful. As a fan who has read all of Fox’s memoirs, starting with Lucky Man, I can’t wait to see how much of Fox’s life ends up on display in the comedy series.

It’s pretty bold and brave of Fox to put even more of his personal life out there, especially in a comedic capacity, but as someone who has always humbly dealt with his disease in the public eye, it shouldn’t prove to be very difficult. I can’t wait to see how this new series turns out.

The untitled comedy series is set to premiere in the fall of 2013.

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI4lFjWoFqc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Michael J Fox is ready to come back to comedy.

    • NBC? you mean the TV company that created “The Office”, and “Community”? sorry, i have to disagree with you

    • oops wrong person

  2. NBC will find a way to screw this up.

    • Hope not. Maybe this will resurrect NBC somewhat. In all honesty though I was hoping ABC would have picked his show up. Still I will be watching regardless what channel it airs on.

    • NBC? you mean the TV company that created “The Office”, and “Community”? sorry, i have to disagree with you

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  4. I am so excited I will be glued to my TV I have loved everything micheal has been in I am so happy he is feeling well enough to take on another series he is an inspiration to us all

  5. What an amazing testimony of Inspiration the announcement of this new series brings at a time when so many people in the world are struggling with physical and mental health challenges including Parkislnsons, and other life altering conditions that affect quality of life for so many people in the world today. My heart and sincere admiration goes out to you Michael Fox for all you have done and continue to give in an effort to offer hope for those who would otherwise have none…
    Blessings to you and your family
    Marilyn Scott
    Sp Ed Advocate
    “Connecting the Circle of Support for Children with Special Needs”
    Marilyn_scott@me.com

  6. Big fan of Mick hope all goes well for him with new show can’t wait to see it.Still love watching all his old stuff.He’s my fav actor.Good Luck Mick from Aus

  7. and her is the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQEb2vkXRw

  8. This will be a good show, I am glad Michael J. Fox has a show, because the office just ended, so I am very glad that one of my personal favorite actors will have a show. Oh, also “community” is also an amazing show

  9. I think it’s great Michael J Fox’s is given the chance to act again! I think it’s going to be a funny show I hope its a hit!!

  10. How do I audition?

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