Michael J. Fox to star in TV comedy

  • Actor Michael J. Fox is set to star in a new TV comedy loosely based on his own life suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

    NBC has ordered 22 episodes of an untitled comedy series for the fall of 2013.

    The show will feature Fox as a husband and father of three in New York City dealing with family, career as well as the challenges of dealing with the degenerative nervous system disorder, Parkinson's disease.

    Fox’s claim to fame came in the 1980s with the TV comedy Family Ties and as teen adventurer Marty McFly in the Back to the Future film franchise.

    He later starred in TV political comedy Spin City but took time out from acting in 2000 as his condition worsened.