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Michael J. Fox appears in a publicity photo and in a scene from the 1985 movie Back To the Future. It was announced on Jan. 30, 2014 that a musical adaptation is set to debut in London in 2015. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures
01/31/2014

You may not get those hover boards, but you may get to see Marty McFly sing.

A stage musical adaptation of the cult 1980s time travel movie "Back To The Future" has been announced and is set to debut on London's West End theatre district in 2015, the year the film, part of a trilogy, celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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09/26/2013
Michael J. Fox appears as Mike Henry on The Michael J. Fox Show in Sept. 2013. - Provided courtesy of Eric Liebowitz/NBC

Michael J. Fox was candid in an interview with Howard Stern about how he learned to cope with his Parkinson's diagnosis.

Fox appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius XM satellite radio on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to promote his new NBC comedy series "The Michael J. Fox Show," which debuts on Thursday, Sept. 26.

04/09/2013
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News of Michael J. Fox's return to television was met with enthusiasm from TV audiences online and now the actor is opening up about why he decided to come back to the small screen.

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new NBC comedy as a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's disease, which Fox suffers from in real life. His character returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms.

01/06/2013
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Actor Michael J. Fox attends A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To Cure Parkinsons Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research benefit at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / Evan Agostini / AP

Michael J. Fox is making his grand return to television, and this time, it's personal.

In the actor's upcoming NBC comedy, which is currently untitled, Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's Disease, but returns to work in the show's first episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the disease's symptoms, according to the Associated Press.

09/20/2012
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Michael J. Fox of "Family Ties" and "Back To The Future" fame jokes that NBC and producers are "crazy" and made a "leap of faith" when they picked up his new comedy series, which marks the actor's major television return.

The 51-year-old left the ABC sitcom "Spin City" in 2000 to spend more time with his family and focus on finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed with the ailment in 1991 and founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, the largest private funder of Parkinson's disease research worldwide.

09/11/2012
Michael J. Fox  appears in an undated promotional photo provided by NBC. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Michael J. Fox is spending the 11th anniversary of 9/11 on Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald's Charity Day, which helps raise funds for several charities. Fox's own charity, Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to Parkinson's research, is one of the beneficiaries of the event.

Fox, who is just one of many celebrities participating at the event, told The Associated Press, "On a day when so many were affected by so few in such a negative way, it's a great way for so few ... to help the wider community in kind of reverse - the energy of that day, the negative energy of that day, with a positive show of support for the community."

08/20/2012
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Michael J. Fox  appears in an undated promotional photo provided by NBC. - Provided courtesy of NBC

It's official! Michael J. Fox is returning to television.

NBC announced in a statement on August 20, that they have given a straight-to-series order for Fox's untitled comedy loosely based on his life. The show was given a 22-episode commitment.

08/15/2012
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Is Michael J. Fox planning a full-time return to primetime television?

The 51-year-old star, best known for his roles in the "Back To The Future" movies and the sitcoms "Family Ties" and "Spin City," and Sony Pictures Television are developing a comedy project inspired by the actor's life and tentatively set to launch in 2013, Vulture reported on Wednesday, August 15.

11/14/2011
Michael J. Fox appears in a still from the 1985 film, Back to the Future. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

Michael J. Fox made "Back to the Future" fans very happy during his annual Parkinson's disease fundraiser this weekend, when he performed "Johnny B. Goode."

In the 1985 film, Fox's character Marty McFly performs the Chuck Berry song at his parent's formal dance after traveling back in time to 1955. On Saturday, he proved he still had skills, performing at his annual "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's" charity event in New York, benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

09/09/2011
Michael J. Fox talks about Nikes new Nike Mag shoes, inspired by the 1989 film Back To The Future, in this video interview. - Provided courtesy of Nike

Michael J. Fox is excited about the release of Nike Mag sneakers, replicas of the shoes his character Marty McFly sported in the 1989 movie "Back To The Future - Part 2" that many fans of the trilogy have longed to possess.

However, as explained in a commercial for the sneakers, which stars Christopher Lloyd reprising his role of scientist Doc Brown, power laces are not included. The ad also features "Saturday Night Live" actor Bill Hader and NBA star Kevin Durant.

09/09/2011
Michael J. Fox talks about Nikes new Nike Mag shoes, inspired by the 1989 film Back To The Future, in this video interview. - Provided courtesy of Nike

Michael J. Fox is excited about the release of Nike Mag sneakers, replicas of the shoes his character Marty McFly sported in the 1989 movie "Back To The Future - Part 2" that many fans of the trilogy have longed to possess.

However, as explained in a commercial for the sneakers, which stars Christopher Lloyd reprising his role of scientist Doc Brown, power laces are not included. The ad also features "Saturday Night Live" actor Bill Hader and NBA star Kevin Durant.

09/09/2011
Michael J. Fox appears in on the Late Show with David Letterman on September 8, 2011. - Provided courtesy of CBS

Michael J. Fox visited the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Thursday night to introduce the "Back to the Future- Part II"-inspired Nike Mags and the veteran actor also chimed in on the Charlie Sheen debate.

Watch Michael J. Fox's appearance on the "Late Show" and an advertisement for the Nike Air Mags below.

09/08/2011
Michael J. Fox appears in a scene from the 1989 movie Back To The Future - Part II. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

Nike is releasing a limited collection of sneakers similar to those worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly in the 1989 film "Back To The Future - Part II."

The company said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com that it will auction off 1,500 pairs of the 2011 Nike Mag shoes on eBay, beginning on Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Proceeds are set to go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, a charity that promotes efforts to find a cure for Parkinson's disease, an ailment the 50-year-old actor has suffered from for at least 20 years.

09/08/2011
Michael J. Fox appears in a scene from the 1989 movie Back To The Future - Part II. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures

Self-lacing Air Mag sneakers, famously worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly in the 1989 film "Back To The Future - Part II," may be released soon.

In the spring of 2009, Nike secured patents for the technology to produce the futuristic footwear and Tinker Hatfield, the company's vice president of design and innovation, showed off an Air Mag sneaker and spoke about it a video interview earlier this year. Nike has planned a special press conference in Los Angeles that is set to take place on Thursday, September 8, according to websites that posted photos of the invitation. Nike has not commented.

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