Michael J. Fox making a return to television

The new Sony project has not officially been confirmed.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

While Michael J. Fox's publicist hasn't confirmed anything yet, there's talk that the "Family Ties" and "Spin City" actor may be making a return to a full-time TV gig.

According to numerous sources, Sony Pictures Television is shopping around for a comedy series that would put the Edmonton native back in a leading role. He hasn't had a lead spot since playing Mike Flaherty on "Spin City," which he wrapped up in 2000, although he has taken on a number of guest roles on such hit shows as "Boston Legal," "Rescue Me," and "The Good Wife." He has also done voice work for animated flicks including "Stuart Little" and "Atlantis: The Lost Empire."

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and in May, Fox told ABC News that a new drug regimen has helped him control the tics that are a result of the disease and allowed him to take on more acting roles (as reported by The Associated Press). Since his diagnosis he has become a major advocate of the disease, starting the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today.

The new television project would air in 2013.

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