Michael J. Fox Returns to TV

Will guest star on 'Rescue Me'
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 17, 2008 12:50 PM CDT
Michael J. Fox was Parkinson's Disease in 1991 and made the announcement in 1998. He quite full-time acting in 2000.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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(Newser) – Michael J. Fox will return to the small screen next year in a four-episode guest role on FX's "Rescue Me,” the AP reports. The “Spin City” star, whose symptoms of Parkinson’s disease have become evident since his 1991 diagnosis, will play the wheelchair-bound love-interest of the Denis Leary character’s estranged wife.

Fox, 47, a friend of Leary's, plays a “very funny, very original character,” said FX prez John Landgraf, and is "really excited about the part."