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Michael J. Fox to play newscaster in new NBC show

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  • In a Nov. 6, 2006 file photo actor Michael J. Fox greets supporters at a rally for Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle in Milwaukee. On his upcoming NBC comedy, Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms. NBC said Sunday his comedy closely tracks many aspects of Fox's personal life and tries to have fun with an image that has left him an object of admiration.

    In a Nov. 6, 2006 file photo actor Michael J. Fox greets supporters at a rally for Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle in Milwaukee. On his upcoming NBC comedy, Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms. NBC said Sunday his comedy closely tracks many aspects of Fox's personal life and tries to have fun with an image that has left him an object of admiration.
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On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinson's disease but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms. It mirrors the life of the former "Family Ties" and "Spin City" star, who said last year that drugs have helped minimize the physical tics of Parkinson's.

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