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'The Michael J. Fox Show' premiere: Fox laughs at himself - did you laugh with him?

Consider the types of parts Michael J. Fox has been playing in recent years.Given his Emmy-winning work on "Rescue Me" and his recurring guest role on "The Good Wife" -- for which he's received three Emmy nominations thus far -- it should have come as no surprise the "Family Ties" and "Spin City" alum hit his Parkinson's-disease condition head-on in Thursday's (Sept. 26) premiere of his NBC sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show."His latest character, newly back-on-the-job New York TV newsman Mike Henry, also has Parkinson's. That fact, along with Fox's reasonably autobiographical approach to it, was integrated in numerous ways in the opening half-hour. Among them:- As Mike explains his situation into a video camera operated by his daughter Eve (Juliette Goglia), she tells him, "Dad, you're moving too much."- A flashback shows Mike's on-air "chair incident" before he left his job -- he slides out of camera range, then overcompensates by pushing himself... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-michael-j-fox-show-premiere-fox-laughs-at-himself-did-you-laugh-with-him.html

'The Michael J. Fox Show': Parkinson's is an 'unwanted houseguest'

No one ever can accuse Michael J. Fox of not dealing with his life head-on.The five-time Emmy winner is following a succession of notable guest stints -- on "Rescue Me" (for which he earned his most recent Emmy), "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Good Wife" -- by getting back into the series game full time. Premiering Thursday, Sept. 26, NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show" casts him as Mike Henry, a New York television reporter who shares Fox's Parkinson's disease and resumes his job after five years off.Mike's return to the work force is applauded by his wife (Betsy Brandt, "Breaking Bad") and children, particularly the daughter (Juliette Goglia) who's documenting the situation on video for a school project. As nice as he finds it to be cheered by his fans on the streets of Manhattan, Mike still runs into personal and professional challenges that include his ongoing rivalry with "Today" host Matt Lauer (who... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-michael-j-fox-show-parkinsons-is-an-unwanted-houseguest.html

Michael J. Fox Puts His Life Under the Magnifying Glass for His Return to Series TV

After 40 years in the business, five Emmys and two hit TV shows, Michael J. Fox still isn't afraid of a challenge. Case in point: When the TV vet was tasked with running up 100-odd steps at New York City Hall while filming the pilot episode of The Michael J. Fox Show . "After doing it, he said something like, 'That was the most stairs I have literally run in...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Michael-Fox-TV-Return-1071281.aspx?rss=breakingnews

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) Series Premiere 2013 “Pilot;Neighbor”

The Michael J. Fox Show  episodes 1&2 “Pilot;Neighbor” premiere Thursday, September 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  The Michael J. Fox Show Episode 1 “Pilot”- One of NY’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, “Spin City”, “Family Ties”), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, “Treme”, “The Wire”) jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many – failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family and career, just like the old days – only better. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/09/26/the-michael-j-fox-show-nbc-series-premiere-2013-pilotneighbor/