It’s great to see Michael J. Fox back on TV. The former Spin City and Family Ties star has signed on to guest star on CBS’ legal drama The Good Wife next season. He will play Simon Canning, a shrewd and cynical litigator whom Alicia (Julianna Margulies) faces in a massive class action. Canning is willing to use anything in court, including symptoms of his neurological condition, to create sympathy for his otherwise unsympathetic client: a giant pharmaceutical company.
Fox, who has Parkinson’s rarely does acting gigs. In the past 5 years, he has only done 2: arcs on Boston Legal and Rescue Me. Both earned him Emmy noms, and he won for Rescue Me last year. I bet he will get another nom for Good Wife next year.