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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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Michael J. Fox's Real Family Ties

Originally posted 11/14/2011 03:45PM

He made his name on the '80s show Family Ties, but Michael J. Fox's real relative connections were with him in New York at Saturday night's annual "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

At the event with the actor, 50, and his wife, Tracy Pollan, were their children: Sam, 22, and twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 16.

"It's been an amazing ride," Fox, who refuses to let Parkinson's define him, said of his work with the foundation. "It took me a while to get that life is filled with wonderful possibilities, and when I did, it just exploded, so many good things started to happen."

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