Michael J. Fox To Return To TV

Movies & TV

By: / August 16, 2012

Michael J. Fox is returning back to TV after more than a decade since leaving to concentrate on fighting Parkinson’s Disease.

The person responsible for breaking the news chose to speak Wednesday on condition of anonymity and the actor’s publicist did not respond to a request for comment. Fox, 51, is working with Will Gluck, director of the film Easy A, and writer Sam Laybourne on a new project for the small screen. In 1991, the Back To The Future actor was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and left his previous show Spin City in 2000 to find a cure for the disease. After starting the Michael J. Fox Foundation, he has successfully funded research towards fulfilling that goal.

His reduced workload hasn’t stopped him from enjoying the pleasures of acting, Fox has made guest appearances on TV series including Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Wife.

With Fox in great spirits and health, he most recently told ABC News in May that a new drug regimen has helped him control the tics that are a result of the disease and allowed him to take on more acting roles.

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