Michael J Fox announced his return to television in a new comedy TV series earlier this year, where the actor will play a news anchor diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and has since revealed more details about the show's storyline.
In an interview with late-night talk show host David Letterman back in January, the actor, best known for his roles in TV shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm said after sitting at home for several years, he is returning to work.
Fox took a break from acting after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1998. When asked how the actor will keep up with his ill-health and new work schedule, Fox said that he won't let anything hold him back from pursuing what he loves to do.
"You can sit and project out and say, 'Oh, I'm going to have this and it's going to be like this and I won't be able to do that and I won't be able to do this. But it's much more about right now. What can I do right now?," he said.
Fox told Letterman that his character reflects the struggles that he's been dealing with in his personal life. "He's getting stir crazy and wants to go back to work. He sits his family down and says I want to go back to work. And they're like, don't let the door hit you ... on the way out. How can we miss you if you won't go a way,"
Although the show doesn't have a title as of yet, Fox said the show will incorporate some of his real-life experiences. But the actor said he doesn't want people to take the storylines too seriously. Fox has four children with wife Tracy Pollan and hopes his children won't overanalyze the episodes involving the younger characters.
"I don't want to say too much because I don't want my kids to think every time a kid does something goofy on the show that it's a reflection on them," Fox said. "It's based loosely on my experiences."