Tonight marks a real triumph in both film and television as Michael J. Fox returns to a starring role for the first time since leaving to battle Parkinson’s Disease back in the early 2000s. But Fox is back in his own show tonight on NBC and fans are patiently waiting for what is in store.
NBC was where Fox made his first home on television back when he was starring in the hit 1980s sitcom Family Ties, but it wasn’t until his roles as Marty McFly in Back to the Future that Fox truly became a global sensation. He was always a likable actor and usually very watchable but even as he was winning Emmys for his work on Spin City, his body was destroying itself and in 2000 the actor revealed that he was retiring to battle Parkinson’s Disease.
It’s that struggle with the disease that serves as most of the comedy in The Michael J. Fox as while the actor is an advocate for fighting the disease, he’s clearly not afraid to make light of his situation if it helps raise awareness.
Fans have been waiting a long time to get a taste of Fox’s comedic acting and tonight he makes his triumphant return to television. So where can you watch all of this go down? We have all the information you need to know to catch The Michael J. Fox Show tonight when it airs: