2012 Emmys: Michael J. Fox talks NBC sitcom, returning to TV

There are not too many red-carpet interviews during the Emmy Awards that traditionally get us excited, if for no other reason than that most of the interviews are typically just a near-constant stream of pandering and talking about fashion.

With this in mind, our favorite interview from any of the red-carpet specials came on E!, and it was between Ryan Seacrest and a man who in our eyes (and the eyes of many) is a TV icon: Michael J. Fox. In case you have not heard already, Fox is going to be heading to back to television full time as the star of a new NBC comedy pilot, and it is one that the network has so much confidence in that it has already been renewed for a full 22 episodes. Typically, you only really see this happen for a show that has already aired at least three or four episodes … not when a show has yet to even film a pilot.

So why did Fox decide that now was the perfect time to dive back into the television world? Speaking during his interview, he explained that really his guest arcs on “Rescue Me” and “The Good Wife” caused him to get the itch again to do something a little more permanent and inspire others with Parkinson’s Disease:

“Why sit around and get fat and old?”

We actually know that this series is going to star a dad with Parkinson’s, but Fox chose to describe the show, which will probably premiere in fall 2013, with a little bit more humor:

“It’s about a guy whose family wants him out of the house and back to work.”

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