Michael J. Fox fans—rejoice! The 51-year-old actor who shot to TV and movie fame in the 1980s is back, after more than 10 years out of the media spotlight fighting his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.
As reported by entertainment website Vulture, Fox will star in a comedy inspired by own life , directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) and written by Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town, Arrested Development). The series is developed by Sony Pictures Television and slated for a 2013 production. Other details on the project are scarce, with the actor and Sony remaining mum, but word is that many networks are vying for a chance to air the series.
Fox rose to fame on the family sitcom Family Ties as well as all three Back to the Future movies in the 80s. He later headlined the ABC comedy Spin City in the 90s, but was replaced by Charlie Sheen in 2000 when he opted to leave the show to concentrate on raising awareness for Parkinson’s and finding a cure.
Since then, he’s stayed mostly out of the Hollywood spotlight, doing a few guest appearances on TV series including Scrubs, Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Good Wife.
Just this past May, ABC News interviewed Fox who revealed a new drug regimen was helping him control his tics (that are a result of the disease) and he was hoping to take on more acting roles due to the positive change.
Michael, we’ve missed you! For all his fans, view the YouTube video below to relive all his greatest accomplishments.