With a better handle on his Parkinson’s disease, the ‘Family Ties’ & ‘Spin City’ star is finally ready for a full-time comeback — and so are we!
“Welcome back, Michael J. Fox!” That’s what all of our televisions will be saying when the primetime icon returns to our living rooms with a brand-new series. And Michael isn’t messing around, as Vulture reports the actor is teaming up with Easy A producer Will Gluck and Cougar Town/Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne. Networks are, understandably, in a “bidding war” to host Michael’s epic return.
Michael’s Parkinson’s disease — he was diagnosed with the condition in 1991, but didn’t announce it until 1998 — caused him to take a step back from the acting world for a while. He left the series in 2000 to spend time with his family and do more research into his crippling condition. But in a May 2012 interview with ABC News, he announced a new drug regimen was keeping his tics under control.
Of course, Michael hasn’t been totally absent from our TVs. In recent years, he’s appeared on some major hits like Boston Legal, Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Wife. (He even has two Emmys pending for his work on the latter two series.)