Michael J. Fox Plans Return to Television, Networks Battle Over Rumored New Sitcom

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Michael J. Fox is reportedly returning to television. Not as Louis Canning on The Good Wife, or in any of the recurring roles he's enjoyed over the past couple years.

But in full-time capacity, Vulture reports, as the lead in a sitcom inspired by his own life.

Louis and Alicia

There are few details available at the moment, but sources say Fox is teaming with writer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town) and director Will Gluck (Easy A) on the project.

It is described as a single-camera comedy, and there's allegedly a "bidding war" ensuing among all major networks for the right to air this comeback vehicle.

Fox, of course, has battled Parkinson's for many years now, putting a public face on the illness, starting a foundation and continuing to act here and there despite the physical limitations associated with the disease.

No matter what his future on the small screen, it's encouraging that the star is feeling well enough these days to plan a regular return.

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