Michael J. Fox will return to full-time work in a comedy TV series. Michael J. Fox will play a news anchor diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Michael J. Fox is defying the disease that sidelined him, and is returning to a full-time acting gig.
The actor has been playing smaller roles in such TV shows as "The Good Wife" and "Rescue Me" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." But Fox will soon play a news anchorman returning to work after sitting at home for five years as a result of being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Sound familiar? Yes, Fox says the new comedy will draw from his own life.
In an interview with David Letterman, Fox says "As long as I a play a guy who has Parkinson's, I can do anything."