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Michael J. Fox returning to television

Michael J. Fox is returning to television in the fall, starring in a comedy loosely based on his life and his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The Canadian actor spoke to Access Hollywood on Monday, saying he would play a New York anchorman struggling with a Parkinson’s diagnosis in the NBC show.

And yes, it’s a comedy.

“I just thought, I love to do this and as much as anyone will let me do it and give me their time to do it – I should do it. And so, I’m doing it,” Fox told the entertainment news program.

Fox, who has recently appeared on The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me, got his start on NBC in the sitcom Family Ties. He later starred in Back to the Future before returning to television with Spin City.

The title for Fox’s new show has not yet been released but it’s expected to launch in the fall.