Michael J. Fox Developing New Comedy Series, But For Which Network?
Former ‘Family Ties’ and ‘Back to the Future‘ star Michael J. Fox is getting ready to shake things up (only time, we swear) across all the major networks, as the beloved actor is eying a return to TV with his own single-camera comedy series. The only hitch is, the project isn’t attached to any specific network, and all of them want in on the action! So what brought Michael back to the spotlight, and what’s his new TV show all about?
According to news from Vulture, Michael J. Fox is looking to make a more permanent return to TV, following guest turns in recent years for the likes of ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Rescue Me.’ Set to bow in 2013 as a single-camera effort loosely inspired by the actor’s own life, the untitled project will be a collaboration of Fox (the actor, not the network) as well as ‘Easy A’ director director Will Gluckand writer Sam Laybourne (‘Cougar Town,’ ‘Arrested Development‘).
The prospect of having the Emmy-nominated and publicly adored actor back on TV has reportedly driven networks into a “feeding frenzy,” as CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC are all vying to lay down the most attractive offers. Some include straight-to series pickups, something of a rarity these days. As Vulture points out, plenty of arguments could be made for every network.
What say you? Where do you think Fox belongs (don’t say “Fox on FOX”) if the project moves forward? What shape do you think the show will take? Sound off in the comments below!