The Michael J. Fox Show 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
(31) IMDb 7/10
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1. Pilot TV-NR CC

One of NY's most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox, "Spin City", "Family Ties"), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green (Wendell Pierce, "Treme", "The Wire") jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it's always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several - okay, many - failed attempts, Mike's family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to "run into" Green. Now their plan is in motion. He'll be back to juggling home, family and career, just like the old days - only better.

Starring:
Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
September 26, 2013

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Will Gluck
Starring Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt
Supporting actors Wendell Pierce, Katie Finneran, Juliette Goglia, Conor Romero, Jack Gore, Ana Nogueira, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, James Martinez, Lance Kerfuffle, Vitaly Benko, Yury Tsykun, Brendan Burke, Alan R. Rodriguez, I.J. Shin, Jimmy Gary Jr., Peter Alexander
Season year 2014
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Producers Elicia Bessette, Michael J. Fox, Will Gluck, Jerry Kupfer, Sam Laybourne, Richard Schwartz
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Customer Reviews

Not funny, witty, moving rather just the same old tired formula.
Thomas
It just gratified me to see any actor perform to the best of his abilities, and to do what he loves to do.
B Botley
Michael said he was going to make good use of his disability on this show, and that's what he does.
Audiorich

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann L. Zevnik on September 27, 2013
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The pilot for any new show has to take time to set up the situation and the characters. Especially in a half-hour show, this can lead to a frenetic pace as they try to establish all the people and their relationships. This pilot suffers from that pinball energy. However, the premise is fresh and the characters apparently likeable, so I'm hoping that this comedy settles down. My only actual complaint is that the female lead looks too young to be the mother of a college-aged kid. But otherwise, like the Mike Henry character, Michael J. Fox is a guy everyone want to see succeed and I hope he does.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B Botley on December 20, 2013
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I purchased this show because I am a big Michael J. Fox fan. I felt a sense of sadness when he left "Spin City", to focus more on his health. I admire the courage and spirit that he puts into his acting abilities. I have a disability also, and I have always given my best effort with everything I do. It just gratified me to see any actor perform to the best of his abilities, and to do what he loves to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Folina Dubernol on November 13, 2013
I was a little worried, for just a moment, about the treatment of the show having any pathos in it. But it doesn't; it's clever. There are some great comedic lines, and MJF has the same great delivery we (speaking for those of us who are from the same era) grew up loving.

I like the character of Annie; I know some people have said that they don't. But I think it's believably played.

I don't really like any of the children, sorry. They're okay, but I don't enjoy their screen time, particularly.

I do enjoy the honest self-jabs that are sprinkled in, e.g. when introduced to his pixie-sized assistant, he says something like, "Thank you for getting someone shorter than me." Funny.

I've enjoyed the episodes so far; I don't know if it's a survivor. But I'm just glad to see MJF back doing what we like him doing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Wallace on November 11, 2013
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Michael J. Fox is back and "YEA!" I say. He's handling his medical problems with good humor and you will enjoy very much his new show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Scoggins on November 3, 2013
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So good to see michael j fox on tv again. I always feel good after watching this show. It's funny and poisitive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 8, 2013
I had such hopes for this show. Michael J Fox's character on 'the Good Wife' is such a terrific one. But this show after 3 episodes has failed to wow.

Mike Henry, played by Michael J. Fox, returns to his career in television after time off to deal with his Parkinson's disease. He has pulled himself together, caring for his I family while his wife continues with her profession. However, he is driving everyone crazy, and he has at last decided to go back to work. The premise is wonderful, the fact that he has Parkinson's is mentioned too many times to count. By the third episode that was over, but the chemistry with the characters who play his family has not jelled. His younger and older sons are irritants, his daughter may be getting better. His wife, played by Betsy Brandt, has no likability and no chemistry with Michael at all. His old boss, played by Wendell Pierce seems to be there for conversation. I love Pierce and it pains me to see him in this role. There is nothing exciting for him to do at his old job. Michael needs a new family and maybe new writers. The only thing right with this show is Michael, himself.

Not Recommended At This Time. prisrob 10-08-13
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carol irvin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 28, 2013
update: ok, i've watched more episodes of this and my interest has dropped with each one. i like fox but sitting through this show is becoming excruciating so i will no longer be watching. the biggest problem is that it is not funny and it is a sitcom. i enjoyed him so much more in his roles on THE GOOD WIFE and RESCUE ME. he was outstanding in those. but they weren't comedies. it is really too bad they simply didn't just do a spin off with his character from GOOD WIFE. i am dropping this to three stars. i like him too much to give him any less.

my original review follows:

i've seen two episodes of this show and i would say it is promising. it is the kind of show that needs to build its characters so it can find out which ones are working with fox. then it needs to cut the characters who aren't working well with him. the only way to tell this is by trying them out on the audience. fox himself is delivering but he needs to find those characters who will be the best comedy foils for him. i remember early episodes of THE MIDDLE, which is now one of my favorite shows. there was a whole subplot with a car dealership and another with the mother's aged relatives. those were cut and the focus tightened on the three children, husband and wife and became much, much better. presently fox has one heck of a lot of characters revolving around him. they are: a wife, three children, a sister in the same building, a network boss, a network assistant and an upstairs neighbor. so far my strongest positive reactions are to him with the youngest kid and his screw up sister. much as i love betsy brandt from BREAKING BAD, it will take me awhile to stop thinking of her as DEA agent hank's wife and begin thinking of her as michael j. fox's wife.

fox plays a news anchor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D on September 28, 2013
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I love seeing Michael J Fox back on a sitcom!
He's still got the timing and can still deliver the zingers,
and he's comfortable enough with himself to have fun in the situation.
I'm thoroughly enjoying his new comedy; Michael still makes me laugh :)
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