The 2013 Fall TV Preview: the New Shows on NBC
THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW
Created By Sam Laybourne & Will Gluck
Premiere Date: Thursday, September 26 at 9:30PM
Premise: (from NBC's press release, May 2013) Look who's making the news again. One of New York's most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, "Spin City," "Family Ties"), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work.
Thoughts: Curb Your Enthusiasm's season 8 episode, "Larry Vs. Michael J. Fox," is a precursor to Michael J. Fox's newest sitcom. In the Curb episode, Larry accuses Michael J. Fox of using his disease to get away with irritating behavior. Michael J. Fox would like audiences to know, and feel comfortable, laughing with him when jokes are made about his disease. The daughter character learns she's failing after making a manipulative video about her father for a class project. Michael J. Fox is delightful to watch. He was amazing in the Back to the Future movies, Teen Wolf, and in the Curb episode. I'll definitely tune in for this sitcom.