The beloved actor Michael J. Fox could be back on TV with a new series. The actor spent the last decade of his life fighting Parkinson’s disease and he is now ready to make his comeback with a new sitcom, according to the Associated Press.
Ever since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Michael J. Fox left the television industry to find a way to defeat his affection. Ten years later, the actor seems ready to return to the television industry with a new series.
While the new rumor hasn’t been confirmed by any of his reps, close sources claim Fox has been busy filming a new comedy in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television. Sources further added that the project will be broadcast next year, but the producing company hasn’t revealed any details of their agreement with Fox.
The 51-year-old project could make a hit with his new movie, judging by the reputation and the experience of the people he works with. Will Gluck, who also directed “’Easy A” is in charge of Fox’s new comedy. He is accompanied by famous writer Sam Laybourne, who was highly appreciated for “Cougar Town” and “Arrested Development”. Given the importance of these names, the upcoming TV series could be well-received by the public.
Michael J. Fox found out he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease in 1991. He was working back then for “Spin City”, but announced his retirement in 2000. During his last press conference, the actor told the media that he will no longer star in films because he wants to focus on finding a cure to Parkinson’s disease. He even started the “Michael J. Fox” foundation to fund scientific researches in this field and hopefully, help other people overcome their medical condition.
Despite his health issues, Fox couldn’t stay away from his first love, the movie industry, so he accepted to make guests appearances on various TV series throughout these years. “Rescue Me”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “The Good Wife” are some of the series that benefitted from his presence. An improvement in his condition was, nevertheless, registered: the actor told NBC in May that a new drug regimen is helping him control the tics that usually bother patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease.