NBC Wins Bidding War for Michael J. Fox Sitcom
It’s hard to get any more beloved than Michael J. Fox. From his acting roles to his work with Parkinson’s, the former Family Ties star is all but universally adored by the media and TV-viewing public alike. So you can imagine, then, the lengths TV networks might go to land a new, single-camera comedy centering around Fox’s life.
Not surprisingly, it took a lot to bring the show home. Network head Robert Greenblatt committed to producing and airing a 22-episode first seasons before a pilot was even filmed. Additional creative and scheduling freedoms have also been granted to the show’s producers, as well as the promise of as much marketing as the network can handle.
The yet-to-be-titled show will film in New York City and is expected to debut in the fall of 2013.
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