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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Michael J. Fox on his new show, and 'Ironside' gets rebooted: TCA 2013

New Michael J. Fox show highlights humor in ParkinsonLOS ANGELES: Actor Michael J. Fox said he aimed to bring laughs and a dose of reality about day-to-day living with Parkinson's disease to a new NBC comedy loosely based on his life, his first lead role in a television show in 13 years. In the upcoming "The more
The News International ( 7/27/2013 7:52:24 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox is frank and funny as ever as he returns to TV
The catchphrase NBC is using on advertising posters for The Michael J. Fox Show is, “He's Still Got it.” It's a meaning-laden phrase and everybody knows it. Michael J. Fox isn't bothered. He likes it. And he certainly looks good – happy, relaxed confident. more
Globe and Mail ( 7/27/2013 7:08:58 PM -08:00 )

Fox says Parkinson's won't be focus of NBC comedy
Fox says ParkinsonBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael J. Fox says Parkinson's disease will not be a major storyline of his upcoming NBC comedy. On "The Michael J. Fox Show," the actor plays Mike Henry, a former local NBC newscaster with Parkinson's, who left the more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 7/27/2013 4:59:26 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox mines health issues for laughs
His new family sitcom joins the NBC lineup this fall. Fox. Michael J. Fox plays a TV anchor returning to work after being treated for Parkinson's disease; his wife, Annie, is played by 'Breaking Bad' actress Betsy Brandt. (Photo: Eric Liebowitz, NBC) more
USA TODAY ( 7/27/2013 4:46:54 PM -08:00 )

Art imitates life in Michael J. Fox's new comedy
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Michael J. Fox, the boldest-faced name at the 2013 Television Critics Association Tour, on Saturday brushed aside questions about why he was returning to network TV, and why his new comedy, "The Michael J. Fox Show," makes more
Newsday ( 7/27/2013 4:34:34 PM -08:00 )

TCAs: The return of Michael J. Fox
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Newsday ( 7/27/2013 4:30:13 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox on Returning to TV Full-Time: "I Just Thought: Why Can't I?"
It's been 13 years since Michael J. Fox last starred on a TV series, but the actor said it didn't take much to convince him to return to the small screen full-time on The Michael J. Fox Show. "I just thought: Why can't I? There's no reason not to do it," Fox told more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/27/2013 3:33:42 PM -08:00 )

TCA 2013: Michael J. Fox mines Parkinson's and more for laughs
TCA 2013: Michael J. Fox mines ParkinsonBEVERLY HILLS—In the pilot of the Michael J. Fox show, the actor is at the dinner table, struggling with his Parkinson's Disease and trying to control his shaky hands to serve food. His TV wife, played by Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) impatiently takes away the more
Toronto Star ( 7/27/2013 3:29:17 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox: 'This is what I was born to do'
Michael J. Fox: BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After filming six episodes of his new NBC sitcom, Michael J. Fox says returning to the long grind of a TV series feels like the right call. "I figured I'd either atrophy or rebuild muscle," said Fox, who left the sitcom "Spin City" in 2000 after more
New York Daily News ( 7/27/2013 3:24:46 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox on the 'Family Ties' to His New Show
Michael J. Fox's four kids might find some familiar scenes in their dad's new NBC sitcom, about a husband and father with Parkinson's disease who decides to go back to work after taking some time off. "There are some things taken from [my] life," he tells more
People Magazine ( 7/27/2013 2:30:19 PM -08:00 )

TCA press tour: Michael J. Fox on his new NBC sitcom, Parkinson's
Michael J. Fox helped establish NBC as the nation's top broadcaster in the 1980s in the classic sitcom “Family Ties.” Now the ratings-troubled peacock network is hoping the beloved star can help them reclaim some ratings glory with “The Michael J. Fox Show more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/27/2013 2:02:25 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox reveals Parkinson's will not be the main focus of new NBC show
Michael J. Fox reveals ParkinsonActor Michael J. Fox has revealed that Parkinson's disease will not be a major storyline in his new NBC comedy. However, the premise of the show does have similarities to Fox's real-life story. On The Michael J. Fox Show the actor plays Mike Henry, a former more
Daily Mail ( 7/27/2013 1:03:28 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox tries to find the funny in Parkinson's
BEVERLY HILLS. In his new NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox takes an anything-goes approach to his battle with Parkinson's disease and even plays it for laughs at times. He hopes viewers will be ready to play along. "It is my reality. Parkinson's itself, there's more
San Jose Mercury News ( 7/27/2013 12:25:35 PM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox is 'really happy with how it feels to be at work'
Michael J. Fox and Betsy Brandt appear at the TCA summer press tour in Beverly Hills to discuss "The Michael J. Fox Show." After more than a decade in semi-retirement from acting, beloved actor Michael J. Fox is coming back strong this fall, starring on an more
Today.com (blog) ( 7/27/2013 11:56:48 AM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox Sets Family Ties Reunion on New NBC Sitcom, Reveals If He's
Michael J. Fox is mixing his new TV family with his real one! The beloved star revealed that his real-life wife and former Family Ties co-star Tracey Pollan will guest star on his new NBC sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show during the network's presentation at the more
E! Online ( 7/27/2013 11:13:05 AM -08:00 )

Chris Christie to guest on 'Michael J. Fox Show'
Chris Christie to guest on Chris Christie to guest on 'Michael J. Fox Show'. "He was very good," says Michael J. Fox of Chris Christie's guest appearance on Fox's new NBC sitcom. 7 comments. Chris Christie to guest on 'Michael J. Fox Show'. POSTED: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:02 more
Philly.com (blog) ( 7/27/2013 11:30:02 AM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox: Parkinson's is frustrating and funny
There's nothing horrifying about having Parkinson's, insists Michael J. Fox — no “gothic nastiness” to his affliction that is the basis for many jokes in his new eponymous sitcom debuting this fall on NBC. “A lot of times when you have a disability, the one thing more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/27/2013 11:17:20 AM -08:00 )

Fall TV: Michael J. Fox not out to preach via new NBC sitcom
Michael J. Fox is returning to series television for a lot of reasons, he told the Television Critics Association this morning in Beverly Hills, but one of them is not to make a big statement about Parkinson's disease. He did not vet the idea for “The Michael J. Fox” more
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) ( 7/27/2013 10:59:28 AM -08:00 )

Michael J. Fox on his new show, and 'Ironside' gets rebooted: TCA 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.: NBC took center stage today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, but instead of upbeat razzle-dazzle, the mood was a bit subdued. Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman, didn't exactly sugar-coat the more
OregonLive.com ( 7/27/2013 6:59:25 PM -08:00 )

Michael J.Fox talks Back to the Future 4, MTV's Teen Wolf at TCA's
Promoting his upcoming return to TV at the TCA's, Michael J.Fox was asked whether or not a “Back to the Future 4″ might be in his future – now that he's returning to acting full-time. Yahoo! TV says Fox laughed off the suggestion saying, “I would have to play more
Moviehole ( 7/27/2013 5:34:33 PM -08:00 )