The Michael J. Fox Show

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The Michael J. Fox Show
The Michael J Fox Show promo logo.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Reid
  • Richard Schwartz
  • Sam Laybourne
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Will Gluck
Camera setupSingle
Running time20 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) – present (present)
External links
Official website
 
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The Michael J. Fox Show
The Michael J Fox Show promo logo.jpg
GenreSitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Reid
  • Richard Schwartz
  • Sam Laybourne
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Will Gluck
Camera setupSingle
Running time20 minutes
Production company(s)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26) – present (present)
External links
Official website

The Michael J. Fox Show is an American television sitcom starring Michael J. Fox. The series premiered on NBC in the United States on September 26, 2013, as part of the 2013–14 American television season,[1] airing Thursdays 9:30/8:30c after the new series Sean Saves the World.[2]

Michael J. Fox makes his regular return to television for the first time since he was on ABC's Spin City. It is also Fox's second NBC series, as he appeared on that network's sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989 as Alex P. Keaton.

Premise[edit]

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, Mike Henry had to give up his career as a news anchor for New York's WNBC and focus on his health and his family. Four years later, Mike decides to get back to work and struggles between family and career.

Cast[edit]

Development and production[edit]

In August 2012, NBC gave a straight-to-series order for the series.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The show has received mixed reviews from critics. It was called one of the six best new shows of the 2013-2014 TV season by Entertainment Weekly,[4] while The New York Times found the show distinctly unfunny, remarking that something felt "off".[5]

As the series progressed, reviews got more positive. Fox was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Awards and nominations[edit]

In June 2013, the series was honored, along with five others, with the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.[6]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction codeU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Will GluckStory by: Sam Laybourne & Will Gluck
Teleplay by: Sam Laybourne
September 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)10017.50[7]
After retiring from working as a newscaster to focus on his health and to spend more time with his family, Mike Henry returns to work. Mike's daughter Eve makes a video project comparing the book The Grapes of Wrath to her father's returning to work. 
2"Neighbor"Victor Nelli, Jr.Lon Zimmet & Dan RubinSeptember 26, 2013 (2013-09-26)10057.50[7]
Mike develops a crush on his new upstairs neighbor Kelly (Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox's wife in real life.), a newly divorced woman. Eve tries to become best friends with a girl she thinks is a lesbian. Leigh pretends that Graham is her son to bond with other single mothers
3"Art"Andrew FlemingAmy AniobiOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)10095.35[8]
Eve takes up nude photography, much to Mike and Annie's chagrin. Ian gets bad relationship advice from Harris, which Leigh tries to fix. Graham learns a technique to stay out of trouble. 
4"Hobbies"Scott EllisSam LaybourneOctober 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)10023.86[9]
Mike and Annie try to get Graham into a afterschool hobby. Susan Rodriguez Jones (Anne Heche), a mean news reporter that Mike previously worked with, gets a job at WNBC. Ian and Leigh help Eve deal with a cyberbully. 
5"Interns"Michael Patrick JannEmily CutlerOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)10073.56[10]
Eve gets an internship at WNBC working for Susan, which makes Mike jealous. Annie has a hard time telling Leigh that the teen novel that she is writing is terrible. With help from Graham, Ian interviews potential interns for his new upstart business. 
6"Teammates"John FortenberryBen WexlerOctober 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)10033.76[11]
After Mike has apologized to a rude stranger for Annie's hot-headed behavior, she demands that Mike be more of a team player. Harris hosts an office karaoke party. Leigh adopts a puppy with good intentions, but Eve is left in charge. Meanwhile, Ian, still stuck in Graham’s tiny old bedroom, tries to convince his brother to switch back. 
7"Golf"Fred SavageAnnie Mebane & Steve BasiloneOctober 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)3.34[12]
Mike is asked to play in a charity golf tournament, so he and Annie decide to make it a romantic getaway weekend. Another celebrity golfer becomes the bane of his existence. The kids rent out their home to make money while their parents are gone. 
8"Bed Bugs"Wendey StanzlerAlex ReidNovember 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)3.45[13]
Mike’s love for his sister, Leigh, is put to the test when a bed bug infestation forces her to move in with his family. At the same time, Mike prepares for a big interview at work with special guest star Governor Chris Christie. Eve has trouble getting out of a practical joke she’s played on her brother Ian. 
9"Homecoming"Tristram ShapeeroMaggie BandurNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)2.53[14]
10"Thanksgiving"Alex ReidPaul MatherNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2.89[15]
11"Christmas"Todd HollandBen WexlerDecember 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)3.00[16]
12"Party"[17]January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)TBA
13"Secret"[18]January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New Season". The Futon Critic. June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NBC Reveals Its 2013-14 Primetime Schedule". The Futon Critic. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 20, 2012). "Family Ties Redux? Michael J. Fox Returning to NBC in Fall 2013 as Star of New Family Sitcom". TV Line. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz (September 13, 2013). "'Hostages,' 'Mom,' and more: 6 shows our TV critics are keeping an eye on". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hale, Mike (September 25, 2013). "If Father Doesn’t Know Best, He’s Willing to Learn ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ Uses Parkinson’s as a Motif". The New York Times. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ The BTJA Announces Icon Award Recipient and Most Exciting New Series Honorees (June 10, 2013). criticschoice.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (September 27, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Michael J Fox Show' & 'The X Factor' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 4, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'The Originals' Adjusted Up; 'Parks And Recreation', 'Welcome to the Family', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Michael J. Fox Show', & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 11, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The X Factor' & 'Glee' Adjusted Up; 'The Vampire Diaries' & 'The Millers' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 18, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Adjusted Up; 'The Crazy Ones' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 25, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Millers' and 'Scandal' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 1, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Millers' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Sean Saves the World' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 8, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Elementary', 'Scandal', 'The Vampire Diaries', & 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'The Voice', 'The Millers', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Parenthood', & 'The Michael J Fox Show' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 15, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' Adjusted Up; 'The X Factor', 'Parks and Recreation', 'The Millers', 'Sean Saves the World', 'Glee', 'The Michael J. Fox Show' & 'Parenthood' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 22, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' & 'Grey's Anatomy Adjusted Up; 'The X Factor', 'Reign' & 'Glee' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 13, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Sing-Off', 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland', 'The Millers', 'The Crazy Ones', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Michael J. Fox Show: Party". Zap2it. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "The Michael J. Fox Show: Secret". Zap2it. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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