Michael J. Fox Returning to TV New show expected next year By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 16, 2012 9:06 AM CDT 20 comments Comments In this June 15, 2012 file photo, Michael J. Fox speaks at the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum in Lowell, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file) (Newser) – After years away from a starring role on the small screen, Michael J. Fox is planning a return to prime time. The Family Ties and Spin City star is working with Easy A director Will Gluck and Arrested Development writer Sam Laybourne on a single-camera sitcom launching next year, Vulture reports. All of the big networks are salivating over the possibility of landing it, insiders say. As for the plot, the sources say the show is inspired by Fox's life.