Michael J. Fox Set for a Full-Time TV Comeback with the Help of a New Drug Regimen
When Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 his career was the first to suffer until he finally retired from full-time acting in 2000. But thanks to a new drug regimen designed to control the tics that are characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, Fox might be seen again in television by 2013, according to the Examiner report.
Though the actor did not provide details about his supposed return to television screens, people with knowledge of the project are saying he’ll star in a sitcom that’s being developed at Sony Pictures Television for a 2013 debut.
It was remembered that early this year, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the largest private foundation for Parkinson’s research, announced it would partner with the French drug company Sanofi to trial an experimental treatment they had developed for Parkinson’s. The Foundation sponsored a clinical trial to study the new drug, which targets cognitive dysfunction, one of the more severe symptoms that can occur in Parkinson’s disease.
Fox told ABC News in May that a new drug regimen has been aiding him in controlling the tics that are a result of the disease and giving him the chance to take on more acting roles.Tags: Michael J. Fox Parkinson's disease, new drug for Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease foundation, Parkinson's disease treatment