Before “The Michael J. Fox Show” even premieres, it may be safe now to say that you have even more reason to love it than you did previously.
According to report from Deadline, Candice Bergen (of course most famous for “Murphy Brown” and a guest spot on “Sex and the City”) is going to appear on the new series during its fall run playing the mother to Fox’s Mike Baxter. Meanwhile, “Beethoven” family father Charles Grodin will be playing his dad. In our mind, this is really perfect casting: Accomplished people that know the genre well, and are going to be able to deliver exactly what the producers (Fox included) want on the show.
The goal for Fox’s show within its fall run is pretty simple: To introduce the characters and the world, and then go from here in an effort to make people laugh with genuine moments. We personally found the pilot to be one of the best that we’ve seen for the upcoming fall season, and it’s exactly what NBC is looking for when it comes to mainstream fare. Our biggest question just revolves around whether or not viewers are going to fully embrace it beyond just the first few episodes. Family comedies have to remain smart and surprising, and our suggestion for them is to just follow the template established by “The Middle.” That show has become a strong but quiet success story over at ABC by doing everything that a family comedy should.
What do you think about this casting, and is there anything in particular that you are hoping to see on this show? If you do want to read even more, our suggestion is to just head on over to the link here.