I’ll watch that show!

Michael J. Fox Spins ABC Tale
Former “Spin City” star Michael J. Fox may soon be back in business with ABC.
The network is close to picking up a pilot from Fox, who left “Spin” in 2000 after announcing he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Fox will write and executive produce the project via his Lottery Hill production company.
The sitcom, which bears a slightly autobiographical tone, will revolve around a larger-than-life pro hockey player who gets to spend more time with his family after he is forced to retire. It’s unclear whether Fox would make an appearance on the show.
Fox is no stranger to writing, having recently penned the bestselling memoir “Lucky Man.” The book, published by Hyperion, was released in April.
“Michael has proven to be as skilled a writer as he is an actor, and that’s saying quite a lot,” ABC Entertainment president Susan Lyne said. “ABC has been part of Michael’s past with ‘Spin City,’ so we couldn’t be more thrilled at the possibility of also being part of his future with this new comedy project.”
Fox played Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty for four seasons on “Spin City,” and also served as an executive producer on the show. He most recently voiced the title character in the summer feature “Stuart Little 2”; he also voiced the lead character in 2001’s animated picture “Atlantis: The Lost Empire.”
Fox starred in 180 episodes of the hit 1980s NBC sitcom “Family Ties”; he’s best known on the big screen for “Back to the Future” and its two sequels.