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Thirty one years after Family Ties, Michael J. Fox is returning to NBC this fall in a new TV show, which is somewhat an autobiographical version of his own life.

“I went from Teen Beat and Tiger Beat… to AARP,” Fox, 51, joked to Access Hollywood about his new AARP magazine cover. “There’s some great tips about colon health!”

In his new untitled comedy, Fox plays a TV anchorman whose life is changed by Parkinson’s Disease, the same malady which affects Fox in real life.  He was diagnosed with in in 1991.   When asked why he was willing to deal with it publicly, he explained,  “Well, I don’t have a choice. … But my personal life — you can sit and project out and say, ‘Oh, I’m going to have this and it’s going to be like this and I won’t be able to do that.’ But it’s much more about right now. ‘What can I do right now?’ Right?

But while the show is inspired by his life, Fox insists that it’s still very much fiction. “It’s based loosely on my experiences. And I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want my kids to think every time a kid does something goofy on the show that it’s a reflection on them.”
I have been a fan of Michael J. Fox since Family Ties.  I’ve enjoyed the Back To The Future movies he’s been in.  I’ve been an even bigger fan of his since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and decided to deal with it publicly.He’s courageous enough to star in a new TV show which addresses the subject.  I for one, hope Fox has a home run on his hands.

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