Wendell Pierce

Michael J. Fox's NBC Comedy Releases First Details, Casts 'The Wire' Star

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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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?