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The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (2013-2014)



Critic Consensus: The Michael J. Fox Show benefits immeasurably from the warm, easy charisma of its star, who keeps things watchable even when the writing is uneven.


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In the first and only season of this sitcom, Michael J. Fox portrays Mike Henry, a family man and former news anchor in New York City who left his job to focus on his health and his family. After five years at home, his wife (Betsy Brandt) and kids think it's a good idea for him to go back to work, so they secretly collaborate with his old boss (Wendell Pierce) to orchestrate his return to TV news. Mike then resumes juggling work and being a husband and dad to three kids: recent college dropout Ian (Conor Romero), high-school student Eve (Juliette Goglia) and young Graham (Jack Gore). Meanwhile, an old rival, Susan Rodriguez Jones (Anne Heche), gets a job at Mike's TV station and makes life difficult for him. Guest stars include Fox's real-life wife, Tracy Pollan, as well as Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin and Sting.


Michael J. Fox
as Mike Henry
Betsy Brandt
as Annie Henry
Conor Romero
as Ian Henry
Juliette Goglia
as Eve Henry
Katie Finneran
as Leigh, Leigh Henry
Jack Gore
as Graham Henry
Wendell Pierce
as Harris Green
Ana Nogueira
as Kay Costa
Anne Heche
as Susan Rodriguez Jones
Richard Kind
as Jay Norwood
Charles Grodin
as Mike's Dad
Candice Bergen
as Mike's Mom
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Critic Reviews for The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (22)

Fox hasn't lost his gifts as a sitcom actor, and the other players step up to his level. Though the show doesn't warrant a standing ovation, it deserves warm applause.

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Not a breakthrough comedic form, but the welcome return of a familiar TV standout.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…

Parkinson's is practically a character in NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show, in which the comedian riffs - funnily and affectingly - on his own affliction with the disease.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The show depends to a dismaying degree on jokes about Fox's, and Henry's, condition.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

The show has plenty of heart and lots of chuckles. And there's a lot to be said for spending half an hour with an old friend.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

With Fox leading a strong cast, his new show has a better than average shot.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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