One of the most iconic parts of Back to the Future is the time traveling DeLorean. But, in earlier versions of the story, the DeLorean was nowhere to be found. Originally, Marty McFly was going to back to the 1950s in a refrigerator! And, instead of being powered by plutonium, it was powered by a nuclear explosion and Coca-Cola. Get ready for even more facts from the future in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
Michael J. Fox
It's almost surprising at this point that there has not been a 'Back to the Future' reboot or sequel. When you look back at the popular and successful properties of the 80s, there are few that haven't been modernized. Sony is practically falling all over themselves to get a new 'Ghostbusters' in theaters. This year alone saw new 'RoboCop,' 'Muppets,' 'Ninja Turtles,' 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers' movies. But, despite the frequency of these remakes, it doesn't look like you'll ever see a new 'Back to the Future' movie. And, that's a pretty great thing.
Though not entirely surprising given NBC's earlier move to cancel struggling freshman Thursday comedy 'Sean Saves the World,' the network has officially pulled the plug on its more high-profile 'Michael J. Fox Show.' The veteran 'Family Ties' and 'Back to the Future' star had completed work on the 22-episode order, though the remaining episodes may never see the light of day.
Well, that didn't take long. We admittedly haven't paid very much attention to Michael J. Fox's big TV return in 'The Michael J. Fox Show' since its premiere, but somehow, we imagine their latest stunt casting arrives to address exactly that. Michael's famous 'Back to the Future' co-star Christopher Lloyd will once again reunite with the former Marty McFly for an upcoming episode, but can they really take us back in time?
Though it seemed preposterous only a year ago, 'Back to the Future' star Michael J. Fox will soon return to TV full time this fall with NBC's aptly titled 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' The series itself won't actually premiere until September 26, behind the 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 debut, but NBC has offered up an inside look into the new series so the actor can speak in his words about the decision to return to the spotlight.
And so, it begins. We knew that with 'Breaking Bad's' final episodes due to begin airing this summer, eventually its stellar cast would go their separate ways with new TV projects. Sad as that is, at least they've got their pick of the litter! Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader) is the first 'Breaking Bad' star to lineup her post-AMC career, taking the spousal role in NBC's upcoming untitled Michael J. Fox sitcom, loosely based on the actor's own struggle with Parkinson's. Find out the full details and cast of Michael J. Fox's new series inside!
A few months ago the TV landscape erupted in a cavalcade of cheers with the news that one-time 'Family Ties' and 'Back to the Future' star Michael J. Fox would return to TV full-time with a brand-new sitcom. Not only that, but the buzz-worthy one-camera effort would also loosely chronicle Fox's own struggles with Parkinson's, but who exactly will the celebrated actor play when the series debuts in fall 2013? And what does 'The Wire' and 'Treme' star Wendell Pierce have to do with it?
Well that certainly didn't take very long, but then again the last thing you want to do is be shaky around Michael J. Fox. Horribly bad taste aside, Michael J. Fox fans can rest easy knowing that the former 'Family Ties' star will officially return to TV, as NBC outbid the other major networks to land the actor's upcoming family comedy project. Still, it took a pretty penny on the part of the peacock to lock down the Fox, so what about the offer lured him back to NBC?
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?