I Hate My Teenage Daughter lead Katie Finneran has landed a co-starring role on Michael J. 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 producer-director Will Gluck, 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. A former lead anchor for a local station in NY, Mike decides to go back to work after a new medication helps him manage the effects of his illness. Finneran will play Mike’s narcissistic, single and jobless sister. Also cast in the series are Conor Romero as Mike’s college dropout son who recently returned home, and Jack Gore as his younger, 7-year-old son.
In addition to Fox, Finneran, Romero and Gore join Wendell Pierce, who was previously cast as Mike’s boss Harris. The show is planning to begin production on the first episode of its 22-episode order later this month in New York, followed by a break before filming on the rest of the episodes. Finneran is a Tony-winning Broadway actress whose TV series credits include Teenage Daughter, in which she starred alongside Jaime Pressly, The Inside, Wonderfalls and Bram And Alice. She is with Innovative.