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  • Awardzilla
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    Look who’s making the news again. One of New York’s most beloved news
    anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend
    more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed
    with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing
    up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back
    to work.

    Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss
    Harris Green jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as
    it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several –
    okay, many – failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of
    the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now
    their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family and
    career, just like the old days – only better.

    Still got it… Michael J. Fox returns to NBC in a new comedy from
    writer and executive producer Sam Laybourne (“Cougar Town”) and
    executive producer Will Gluck (“Easy A”). Half-hour comedy
    (single-camera).

    Starring Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Jack Gore, Katie Finneran and Wendell Pierce

    TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXl-krlLoxg

    (Source: NBC)

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    Awardzilla
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    This is going to be a big one…

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    Atypical
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    #276038

    ^ ^ ^ It certainly is. Mr. Fox is already prepping future acceptance speeches. This should be headlining an hour block in the schedule.

    Top-notch trailer also.

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    SaraR
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    Great trailer. I was surprised how funny it was. Weird also to see Betsy Brandt (Marie on Breaking Bad) not surrounded by purple.

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    Anonymous
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    Really? I loved MJF in Spin City and Scrubs (FT was before my day.), and this just seems…okay. I’m curious how the show will treat NBC; I loved 30 Rock’s take on its network, but this show seems to be trying to reach a broader audience.

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    vinny
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    Early prediction: “And the Emmy goes to….Michael J. Fox”.

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    Awardzilla
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    I can see this being huge. I feel already that SAG comedy actor could see history repeat itself, with the fall of one actor because their show ended, another arrives and keeps winning until their show goes!

    What we’ve seen at late of MJF is The Good Wife. His character has been dealt with a humorous approach to his condition. The way that the trailer has dealt with it here seems very good, especially in the daughter’s project.

    I can’t wait to see Betsy Brandt in this, she looks well cast based on the trailer, and @SaraR I was looking for purple too!

    Emmy wise I feel this is going to be a big one. I’m getting vibes right now that this is going to be the new Modern Family.

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    Renaton
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    Really? I loved MJF in Spin City and Scrubs (FT was before my day.), and this just seems…okay. I’m curious how the show will treat NBC; I loved 30 Rock’s take on its network, but this show seems to be trying to reach a broader audience.

    Well, it is a family sitcom just as much as a workplace one starring Michael J. Fox, so being more universally appealing is expected. Also, this is just a trailer for the pilot. The fact it already works well just based on trailer, it’s a good sign, as it’s rare for any comedy to start right away as something special or original. Also, I think this could be the kind of show that has a broad audience but it’s also really great. It has the potential and the right lead for it.

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    Halo_Insider
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    Can’t help but admire a good usage of Wendell Pierce, as well! Glad he’s managed to jump onto this as Treme finishes production.

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    24Emmy
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    This looks like it could be a great show and possibly a big hit for NBC.

    Michael J. Fox will of course clean up when it comes to awards.

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    A Person
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    I really enjoyed that trailer.  I could see this one being the breakout hit with viewers and critics alike that NBC desperately needs to reinvigorate Thursday night. 

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    I would be happy for NBC if they could get a solid scripted hit, but I think this talk of Emmys and Ratings Out the Wazoo is a bit premature. It would be delightful if it were to block shows like Girls and Big Bang Theory from winning stuff though.

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    A Person
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    For Fox Emmy talk is not premature.  Frankly unless the show tanks I would call him the heavy early favorite to win.  For the show itself and any of the other players it’s too early to tell.

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    Renaton
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    Fox has five Emmys, and his last one for comedy is gonna be 14 years apart of his likely nomination next year. Emmy talk is inevitable.

    As for ratings, I agree it’s not going to take the world out by storm. Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy will likely still lead the timeslot, but I expect his show to be only slight behind them if it lives up to expectations, and very distant from inevitable fourth place Glee (which I think will sink like a brick this year). NBC is not playing around with this one, and they know this has serious crossover hit possibility, and it has potential to be big.

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    A Person
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    Fox has five Emmys, and his last one for comedy is gonna be 14 years apart of his likely nomination next year. Emmy talk is inevitable.

    As for ratings, I agree it’s not going to take the world out by storm. Person of Interest and Grey’s Anatomy will likely still lead the timeslot, but I expect his show to be only slight behind them if it lives up to expectations, and very distant from inevitable fourth place Glee (which I think will sink like a brick this year). NBC is not playing around with this one, and they know this has serious crossover hit possibility, and it has potential to be big.

    Ratings like you described would be a huge success by NBC standards.

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