If you are a major fan of Michael J. Fox, then the following story should really be music to your ears. According to a new report from Vulture, the legendary star of “Family Ties” and “Spin City” has reportedly teamed with writer Sam Laybourne and director Will Gluck on a single-camera comedy in which he will actually star.
Many details about this project are still currently under wraps, but the story for the show would be reportedly based in part on his own life. He has certainly had an inspiring story, and this in itself has been enough to make just about every television network under the sun come calling. CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox are all interested in the Sony Pictures TV project, and it would launch at some point in 2013 if it clears all the necessary hurdles.
The last time that Fox had a full-time job on TV, it was with “Spin City” from 1996 until 2001, and he was forced to leave at the end of it after his Parkinson’s Disease became too much for him to balance the work as well as finding ways to treat the illness and give back. There have been great medical advancements within the past 11 years, though, and the 51-year old actor also now has the benefit of being able to know how to live life with Parkinson’s a little bit more than he used to. There are still some other hurdles that he would need to jump over for the show to get on the air past the pilot stage, but given the star power here we would be absolutely stunned if it did not happen.
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