Michael J. Fox Plots TV Comeback With Comedy From 'Arrested Development' Writer

Michael J. Fox Emmy Icons Portrait - H 2011
Wesley Mann

Michael J. Fox Emmy Icons Portrait - H 2011

Michael J. Fox is ready to go back to … television full time.

The Family Ties and Back to the Future star is shopping a single-camera comedy project inspired by his life, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

As first reported by Vulture, Fox is teaming with Arrested Development and Cougar Town scribe Sam Laybourne and Easy A director Will Gluck for the Sony Pictures Television comedy. Fox would star.

SPT is shopping the series to broadcast networks, with all four network bosses said to have heard the pitch, which the studio is eyeing for a launch next year.

Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, of late has booked gigs on CBS' The Good Wife, HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and FX's Rescue Me. His credits also include Boston Legal, Spin City and voice work on the Stuart Little animated features.

He's repped by UTA.

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