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Michael J. Fox on the 'Family Ties' to His New Show

Michael J. Fox on the 'Family Ties' to His New Show

Originally posted 07/27/2013 06:15PM

Michael J. Fox's four kids might find some familiar scenes in their dad's new NBC sitcom, about a husband and father with Parkinson's disease who decides to go back to work after taking some time off.

"There are some things taken from [my] life," he tells reporters Saturday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

"For example, my youngest daughter, when she went to camp a couple of years ago, took us aside and said, 'I'm warning you, when I go camping and you see pictures on the Internet, I'm trying out a new smile.' And we transposed that to the daughter on the show, when she doesn't like the way she runs, so she rehearses a new running method. There's little snips and pieces of the experience of raising teenagers."

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