NBC: Michael J. Fox will return to series TV

11:51 PM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- NBC is making it official: Michael J. Fox is coming back to series TV more than a decade after he left to concentrate on fighting Parkinson's disease.

His new comedy series, loosely based on his life, has a 22-episode commitment from NBC and is set to premiere in fall 2013, the network announced Monday.

Reports of Fox's plans to return with a new show emerged last week.

The 51-year-old actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991. He left his ABC comedy "Spin City" in 2000 saying he intended to focus on helping find a cure for the disease.

Since then, he has made guest appearances on series including "Rescue Me" and "The Good Wife." He first gained fame in the 1980s sitcom "Family Ties."

(Associated Press)

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