With Treme wrapping production on its five-episode fourth and final season, co-star Wendell Pierce has set up his next regular series gig – a co-starring role opposite Michael J. Fox on Fox’s NBC comedy series, which has a 22-episode order for a fall 2013 launch. The single-camera comedy, from Sony Pictures TV and Will Gluck’s company, is inspired by Fox’s real life and stars him as Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City juggling the challenges of family and career while dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Former lead anchor for a local station in New York City, Mike decides to go back to work after Parkinson’s forced him to take time off. Pierce will play Mike’s boss Harris, a slick, twice divorced man. I hear Pierce was actually the prototype for the role. The series was co-created by Sam Laybourne and Will Gluck, with Gluck expected to direct the pilot.
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