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Michael J. Fox to Guest Star on 'The Good Wife'

by Rich Keller, posted Aug 20th 2010 3:00PM
Multi Emmy-aware winner Michael J. Fox will guest on the CBS drama 'The Good Wife' later this season.Due to his on-going battle with Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox doesn't appear on television too frequently. When he does decide to make a guest appearance somewhere it tends to not only be pretty big news but, in some cases, results in a ratings boost for the show.

This time around, the five-time Emmy winner is appearing on the drama 'The Good Wife.' According to the CBS press release, Fox will appear as lawyer Simon Canning, a cynical litigator who goes against Alicia Florrick -- played by 'Good Wife' Emmy-nominated star Julianna Margulies -- in a class action suit against a large pharmaceutical company. From the network press release, Fox's character will also be a victim of Parkinson's and use it to his advantage during the trial to encourage sympathy for the huge corporation.

The 49-year-old actor last appeared on series television in a multi-episode stint on the FX series 'Rescue Me,' which won him a 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Three years earlier he guest-starred on 'Boston Legal.' For that role he was also nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy but didn't win.

'The Good Wife,' which received 9 Emmy nominations of its own, begins its second season at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28th.

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Mingo

He must have some great meds and good for him. Those I have known that were with this illness broke down much faster and suffered a great deal

August 22 2010 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Barbara in Brooklyn

I'm so pleased to see him again. The Good Wife, in my opinion, is one of the best series on TV. Of
course I wish he were playing a good guy, but then,
when he was very young he played a Republican...so
with all this experience, he'll be great.

August 22 2010 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robert

bring back Mc fly

August 22 2010 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

Michael J Fox is a pretty good actor I have always liked him. Shame to those bashing Michael J. Fox and saying that he is playing up his parkinson's which he isn't.

August 22 2010 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

And I don't care that Michael J Fox is liberal either doesn't make him a terrorist or political Criminal either. Your one of those people that unless they agree with your politics there not your friends. You're idiot & moron.

August 22 2010 at 1:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

Your dead wrong B.P. Dumas your claims which are lies. Michael didn't act when he was speaking to the congress he has parkinson so how could he act you what was wrong was Rush mocking Michael J. Fox Parkinson that was wrong. Boycotting is dumb and stupid.

August 22 2010 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben

You're a loser that needs to get a life and you are crap Guillermina. And who made you who's going to hell there is only one person that can do that and that isn't you and your judgemental as well.

August 22 2010 at 1:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MotorCityMama

What is your problem? What did the Reeves do to you? The topic is Michael J. Fox.

August 22 2010 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SWEET P

I don't know what your problems are, but if Parkinson's ever strikes one of your loved ones, as it has mine--perhaps you won't act so ignorant, and say such stupid, childish things about someone else. You've perchance heard the old saying,"what goes around, comes around"???!!! You'd better pray it doesn't come back around to your neck of the woods.

August 22 2010 at 1:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jon kolozvary

Maybe Michael can play up his disability some more. He is very disappointing, we all have problems, be he like the Hollywood liberals he goes for the cheap shot.....

August 22 2010 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ben

Your dead wrong Michael doesn't play up his disabitlity which is a lie. You have no facts to back up those claims and Michael doesn't cheap shot either another lie.

August 22 2010 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B.P. Dumas

Exactly, that "freak sideshow act" before congress was nauseating, it was a dog act, were not all completely stupid, he was off the meds on purpose.
Give us all a break, so called stem cell research using so called embryonic stem cells is a conjob, its just a dog and pony show to get funding. its a scam, a con and its faker than a 3 kopek coin.
I personally despise anyone who knowingly embraces a dirty low rent scam.

August 22 2010 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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