12:12 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 05/15/2014 02:00PM
[YOUTUBE "Z0hQ_C59cyI"] As LFO was fond of reminding us, "Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton" on the hit 1980s sitcom Family Ties, a crucial part of NBC's long-running Thursday night comedy block, which ends with the network's fall 2014 schedule.
But beyond its young star, a number of famous actors also started their journey to fame and fortune with bit parts on the series. To celebrate this week's 25th anniversary of the Family Ties finale (the curtain call of which you can watch above), let's revisit some of the series' most significant cameos.
Originally posted 11/21/2013 03:00PM
"Roads ... where we're going, we don't need roads ..."
Nowadays we just need DVR or TiVo, but either way, you can soon head "back to the future" on an upcoming episode of The Michael J. Fox Show.
Fox is planning on reuniting with costars from the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future on a future episode of his NBC show. He recently teased the reunion on Twitter.
Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:50AM
Ryan Reynolds has nothing but love for Michael J. Fox – especially since they're Canadian, too.
"I've gotten to know his family over the years and they're just amazing," the actor, 37, told PEOPLE Saturday at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Benefit in New York. "They're just an incredible lot of people."
"We have that connection – we're all from the same part of the world," he added, referring to their mutual upbringing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Another attribute he and Fox have in common? A shared mission.
Originally posted 11/10/2013 08:00PM
It's dark out already?
If you were too busy making the best of what's left after daylight savings time, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 09/26/2013 11:45AM
Michael J. Fox has inspired millions with his courageous optimism and self-deprecating humor while battling Parkinson's disease.
Yet the veteran comedic actor, 52, whose highly anticipated The Michael J. Fox Show debuts on NBC Thursday, says he suffered through a tremendously dark period shortly after his diagnosis in 1991 and turned to alcohol for comfort.
"My first reaction to it was to start drinking heavily," he told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM Radio show Wednesday. "I used to drink to party, but now I was drinking alone and ... every day."
Originally posted 08/13/2013 01:30PM
Can Parkinson's disease be funny?
Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with the disease in 1991, sure thinks so.
"I have challenges that come with Parkinson's but my experience is to deal with things through humor," he explains in a first look at his much-anticipated new NBC show.
The Michael J. Fox Show stars Fox, 52, as Mike Henry, a family-oriented New York news anchor who quits after his Parkinson's diagnosis. But much like the real-life Fox, Henry eventually decides to get back to work – although he doesn't want to make a big deal about it.
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."
Originally posted 06/25/2013 07:55PM
While the Chicago Blackhawks celebrated with the Stanley Cup on Monday, Michael J. Fox's dog, Gus, celebrated with something equally sweet in his bowl.
"Congrats to the Hawks ... this year's top dog," the actor Tweeted on Tuesday, sharing a photo of his pooch dining on a hockey puck-shaped treat emblazoned with the Blackhawks's logo.
Much like the Blackhawks's down-to-the-wire win against the Boston Bruins on Monday night, Gus's snapshot also caused a stir among Fox's followers – but for a different reason.
Originally posted 06/24/2013 04:45PM
Gary David Goldberg, who created the 1980s sitcom hit Family Ties and expanded into feature films, has died.
Goldberg died of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday, days before his 69th birthday, The New York Times reported.
Goldberg's TV successes also included the ABC comedy Spin City, which in 1996 reunited him with Family Ties breakout star Michael J. Fox as the deputy mayor of New York City.
"With a full heart I say goodbye to my mentor, benefactor, partner, second father and beloved friend," Fox said in a statement on Monday. "He touched so many with his enormous talent and generous spirit. He changed my life profoundly."
Originally posted 05/13/2013 03:15PM
Advertisers were given their first big glimpse of the fall TV schedule Monday as NBC launched the annual Upfront Week in Manhattan. The upfronts are lavish (and longish) network presentations staged for the ad community with the hope of vacuuming up all their money with the promise of great, popular shows.
The truth is, of course, that few shows manage to be great and/or popular. One could even call this a sad truth.
But, to be philosophical, nothing ventured, nothing gained – and NBC could use some gaining. After applying advanced critical theorem to the brief clips presented at Radio City Music Hall, I would say these shows showed the most potential:
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