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Michael J.Fox has landed his latest role in a NBC comedy about a father with Parkinson’s disease.
Vulture first reported that Fox, along with NBC and Sony Pictures Television offered to film and air 22 episodes, a full season, of the sitcom, which has never been offered before.
Fox will play a husband and father of twins battling his real-life disease.
In addition, Reuters reported that the sitcom is slated to hit primetime TV sometime in the Fall 2013. The unnamed sitcom will follow Modern Family in the 9:30 slot.
“He (Fox) is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create - and the vivid family characters surrounding him - will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious," said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.
No further details have been released regarding the sitcom such character names or addition stars who will join Fox in the cast.
Fox, who is known for his roles in Back to the Future, Family Ties, and more recently, The Good Wife, stepped out of the limelight in 2000 to battle with Parkinson’s disease.