NBC has released the first trailer for The Michael J. Fox show. I’m a huge fan of Fox so this comedy is on the top of my watch list this fall.
The semi-biographical show centers around Michael J. Fox playing Michael Henry, one of New York’s most beloved news anchors, who puts his career on hold to spend more time with his family (his wife played by Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt) and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. But 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, The Wire, Treme) 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.
Now the plan is in motion and Mike will be back to juggling home, family, and career – just like the old days, but only better.
Writer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town), director Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits) and Fox serve as executive producers. The Michael J. Fox Show is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment.
The Michael J. Fox Show is set to air Thursdays at 9:30 eastern.
The trailer makes the show look promising. It has a mockumentary feel, similar to shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family, which I think will suit this show quite well.
Watch the trailer below.