Michael J. Fox to make TV return

Michael J. Fox in 'bidding war' with US networks

Michael J Fox (Copyright: WENN)Michael J. Fox is set to make his return to TV comedy, according to reports.

The 'Back To The Future' and 'Spin City' actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1991, has pitched an idea for a new series to each of the major US networks.

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It revolves around what is thought to be a fictionalised version of his own life, with a man with a disease raising his family – Fox himself has four children.

The idea, which is being developed by Sony Pictures Television, is already said to have begun a 'bidding war' and a 'feeding frenzy' among TV producers, with each of the four major networks interested.

The show is being directed by Will Gluck, of 'Friends With Benefits' and 'Easy A' fame, while the writing is being done by Sam Laybourne, whose credits include celebrated cult sitcom 'Arrested Development' and 'Cougar Town'.

It's being reported that the idea may even be given a series straight away rather than be shown first as a pilot, a rarity in US television.

Fox has kept his oar in the TV business for many years despite his illness, giving an Emmy-nominated appearance in the last series of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.