Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Michael J. Fox In Talks To Return To Television

Michael J. FoxThe Blot’s favorite actor of all time, hands down, is the 80’s icon Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Teen Wolf, Back to the Future). So this latest exclusive from the king of scoops Michael Ausiello, recently relocated to and Entertainment Weekly, has me really excited.

According to Ausiello, “Michael J. Fox is nearing a deal to join the cast of Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc. He’ll play a love interest for Denis Leary’s on-screen ex, Janet.” (link) Evidently Fox and Rescue Me’s star Leary are longtime friends, so hopefully that will ensure Fox and the show come to some sort of agreement soon.

Rescue Me Season 3 on FX Television Poster
This will be Fox’s first time back on prime time television since his guest starring role on Boston Legal for a multi-episode arc back in 2006. It’s hard to get too excited though since new episodes of Rescue Me are not slated to begin airing on FX until early 2009. Nevertheless, I’m pretty pumped about this news because MJF sightings are becoming rarer and rarer ever since his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and his subsequent departure from his hit 90’s comedy Spin City.

Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox Fight Parkinson’s Disease
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