Michael J. Fox is returning home to his old 'Family Ties' parent network, NBC, for the 22-episode series, expected to be part of the 2013 lineup

After more than 10 years away from television, Michael J. Fox, 51, is back, having signed with his former Family Ties network, NBC, for 22 episodes of an upcoming series, not yet titled, which is vaguely based on Fox's life as an actor and father struggling with Parkinson's disease.

"To bring Michael J. Fox back to NBC is a supreme honor and we are thrilled that one of the great comedic television stars is coming home again," said NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement.

Fox, who also starred in the first four seasons of the 1990s sitcom Spin City, has nabbed three Emmy Awards in his day and one Golden Globe for playing the precocious and eager young capitalist, Alex P. Keaton, in the classic family sitcom, Family Ties. This year he is nominated for two Emmy Awards for guest roles — one for appearing in CBS' The Good Wife and the other for his portrayal of himself as a thorn in Larry David's side in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The new series is expected to be part of NBC's fall 2013 lineup.

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