Fighting fit! Michael J Fox puts his dukes up on set of his new show in New York

There were some who were worried Michael J Fox may be taking on too much by starring in his own series.
But the Back To The Future star looked fighting fit as he hammed it up on the set of his latest sitcom in New York on Friday.

The 51-year-old looked ready to rumble when he struck the boxing pose as he took part in another day of shooting for his new NBC comedy show.

He looked in great shape in a bubble jacket, jeans and brown boots, and seemed to having a great time entertaining the cast and crew.

Michael's show was signed up for a full series by network NBC after it won a hotly contested bidding war, a highly unusual move in the modern world of television.

While he's been an almost constant presence on our screens in shows such as Boston Legal, The Good Wife and even Curb Your Enthusiasm, he has always been playing a supporting role.

So many are eager to see just how the actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, will cope with stepping front and centre once more.


Michael's character will be a busy husband and father of three in New York City juggling his family, career, his health and other challenges.

It is very much a case of art imitating life, as he has four children with his wife of 24 years Tracy Pollan.
The untitled single-camera comedy created by Sam Laybourne of Cougar Town and Will Gluck already has a 22-episode series order for autumn.

The show is loosely based on Fox’s real life with him playing Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges, like Parkinson’s Disease.

Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt has signed on to play his wife and Katie Finneran will play his sister in the series.

NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline: 'From the moment we met with Michael to hear his unique point of view about this new show, we were completely captivated and on board.

'He is utterly relatable, optimistic, and in a class by himself, and I have no doubt that the character he will create – and the vivid family characters surrounding him – will be both instantly recognizable and hilarious.'



So we have Marty McFly, Marie Shrader and Bunk Moreland making a show together, could this cast get any more flawless jw.