Well that didn’t take long! It was only last week that we reported on TV networks buzzing over a new sitcom from Michael J. Fox, with director Will Gluck (Easy A) and writer Sam Laybourne (Arrested Development). Now reports have NBC winning a big bidding war to land the project, which Fox will star in. This bodes well for NBC, which finished third at the end of last season’s network ratings. The deal is even sweeter for Fox, as the network has committed to a 22-episode run before a pilot has even been filmed. Hit the jump for more details on how the deal went down and what this means for Fox fans in the future.
Reports are coming in that Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future — though does this man need an introduction?) is teaming up with director Will Gluck (Easy A) and writer Sam Laybourne (Arrested Development) to create a single-camera comedy that should be set to air in 2013. Though the specifics of plot are unknown, sources say that the series may be inspired by Fox’s own life.
Fox has had some inspiring appearances of his own on other TV series lately, including a great Emmy-nominated turn as attorney Louis Canning on CBS’s critical hit The Good Wife, as well as a brief but memorable few episodes as a version of himself on Larry David‘s long-running HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. For more on Fox’s upcoming show, hit the jump.