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The Michael J. Fox Show

The Michael J. Fox Show

NBC 2013

Look who’s making the news again! One of NY’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many - failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family, and career, just like the old days – only better.

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    Mike Henry (Michael J Fox) is a multi Emmy award winning news anchor who after 20 years bowed out due to the onset of Parkinson's. He has spent the last five years directing his undivided attention towards his family, and he's been driving them nuts. An opportunity arises for him to return to work and his family are all for it. The city loves him and even after five years he's stopped on the street for photos and handshakes. The path to his return is greased by his family and friends and he slides back in as if he'd never left. It could be easy to see this as a forced vehicle to allow Michael J Fox to get back onto TV but that would be so short-sighted as to be a crime. The series is co-created by Will Gluck, director of Easy A and the upcoming Annie remake, who also directs the pilot episode. Obviously developed for, and with Michael J Fox the series and jokes don't just focus on his Parkinson's but the ones that do aren't cheap and are genuinely funny; they are honest and the years MJF has been vocal and in the spotlight regarding Parkinson's lets us comfortably in. The pilot is tight, exposition is skilfully peppered and the characters realised enough that you get a feel for all of them and the cohesion of the family unit. Wendell Pierce (Treme, The Wire) plays Mike's boss and is so solid he's wonderful to watch playing off MJF. Michael J Fox is fantastic and thanks to advancements in Parkinson's drugs over the last 5 or so years it has not stopped him. His comic timing is as taut as it always was and the magic in his eyes, where so much of his performance lay, still sparkles. The show is called the Michael J Fox show for a reason. Michael J Fox is back and TV has been less without him.

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    The only thing good about this show is Michael J. Fox. The rest of the cast is boring and forgettable. It feels forced and awkward. Hard to watch.

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    This show it's a little of everything that fails to excel in anything. Beside Michael J Fox himself, the rest is just predictable and forgettable.

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    Its great to see Michael J. Fox back in action! The guy had such an promising acting career after the three Back To The Future movies, but instead his life and career got turned upside down after he found that he has Parkinson's disease. @MajorMercyFlush said pretty much everything that can be said at this point so early into this tv show's season. I have to add though, the fact is that the disease Michael J. Fox has is kind of "in your face" during every episode and is definitely different from other tv shows, for a big part because its not acted. But i do hope they don't overplay that card too much, by making it the focus of the entire show. But from what i have seen so far that is not the case. I hope that this show will be able to bring something new and refreshing to the screen. But thats entirely up to the script writers, because the acting cast alongside Michael is good from what i saw so far and from those who i recognize from other tv shows.

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    If the show is as funny as the trailer I'm in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXl-krlLoxg "Can you not have a personal victory right now. We are starving" - hilarious, and the expression on his face is classic MJF. MJF you have been missed.

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