NBC orders Michael J. Fox sitcom pitch straight to series; 22 episodes debut fall 2013

Hot off a 2011-2012 TV season that finds him up for two Emmy Awards, Michael J. Fox has used his heat to win him a new sitcom series with NBC — the place where he earned his big break a generation ago as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties. Fox’s new sitcom doesn’t have a title, nor even a pilot. It does have, however, a 22-episode order from the Peacock Network, to go into production in New York City for a fall 2013 debut. The sitcom pitch is loosely based on Fox’s own life, starring as a husband and...

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