"The Michael J. Fox Show"
Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC (This week it will run two episodes starting at 9 p.m.)
Michael J. Fox is a one-time NBC star who is returning to the network. He is a happily married father. He also has Parkinson's disease.
On "The Michael J. Fox Show," Fox plays Mike Henry, a one-time NBC star who is returning to the network. Mike Henry also is a happily married father. And he also has Parkinson's disease.
The show, premiering with two episodes Thursday, is all very meta and self-referential. And in the first few minutes, I wasn't sure it was going to work at all. But then it really surprised me. This show grows on you, and the second and third episodes are even stronger than the pilot. That's a good trajectory for a new show to be on.