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Betsy Brandt on Mourning Breaking Bad and Moving to Comedy on The Michael J. Fox Show

When faced with the upcoming conclusion of critical darling Breaking Bad last year, Betsy Brandt admits she felt a little unsure of what to do.

"I said to my husband, 'I don't know what happens after you do a show like this,'" she tells "I hope that I'm confident and patient enough to wait for something really good."

It was an understandable concern, albeit more

Michael J. Fox Puts His Life Under the Magnifying Glass for His Return to Series TV

After 40 years in the business, five Emmys and two hit TV shows, Michael J. Fox still isn't afraid of a challenge. Case in point: When the TV vet was tasked with running up 100-odd steps at New York City Hall while filming the pilot episode of The Michael J. Fox Show.

"After doing it, he said something like, 'That was the most stairs I have literally run more

The Inside Story on How NBC Landed Michael J. Fox

Twelve years ago, Michael J. Fox left ABC's Spin City in order to focus on his fight with Parkinson's disease. At the time, the actor stressed that he was not "retiring," but just looking to "relieve the strain of producing and performing a weekly network series."

Now it's back to the future for the sitcom king, who once again feels up to the task — and is returning to TV in a big way. NBC, where Fox became a superstar in the 1980s as young conservative icon Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties, has given a rare 22-episode guarantee (before a lick of film is even shot) to a new sitcom based on Fox's life.

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The Michael J. Fox Show: There He Is
The Michael J. Fox Show: Clip 2
The Michael J. Fox Show: The Men Try
Lost Children

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Year Title Description
2013 The Michael J. Fox Show TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2011 Cougar Town: Lost Children
Season 2, Episode 13
Episode, Screenwriter
2009 Cougar Town: Here Comes My Girl
Season 1, Episode 9
Episode, Writer
2007 Aliens in America: The Metamorphosis
Season 1, Episode 4
Episode, Writer
2003 Luis: Death Day
Season 1, Episode 5
Episode, Actor - Himself

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NBC Orders New Michael J. Fox Family Comedy Straight to Series

Michael J. Fox is headed back to his first TV network home for his new comedy.

The five-time Emmy winner's new family comedy project has been ordered straight to series by NBC, the same network which aired Family Ties three decades ago.

"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," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board. He is utterly... read more

Watercooler: Cougar Town's Got the Write Stuff

Check it out. ABC aired Cougar Town two weeks in a row! It's almost like a real-live show instead of "that thing that gets bumped at the drop of a DWTS recap special"! If it airs next week, we'll be tickling miniseries territory.

Snarkasm aside, the episode last night was yet another proof that the network needs to do better by this show. If only so... read more

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