Michael J. Fox and family hit Emmy red carpet

(Getty Images)Michael J. Fox made the Emmy red carpet a family affair, bringing along wife, Tracy Pollan, and his son, Sam, who bears a striking resemblance to his famous dad. The 51-year-old double nominee is being recognized for his guest roles as Louis Canning on "The Good Wife" and for appearing as himself on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." His son, Sam Michael, is the oldest of Fox's four children. The 23-year-old once appeared on an episode of "Spin City." While he has mom's smile, he inherited dad's eyes and looks like Fox during the "Family Ties" years.

[ Photos: Red carpet arrivals at the 2012 Emmys ]

Fox talked to E!'s Ryan Seacrest about his return to network primetime television, as NBC recently secured his sitcom after a bidding war. On the red carpet, the actor said he was ready to get back to work because he didn't want to "just sit around and get fat and old." He credits Sam and his other children, 17-year old twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances, and 10-year-old Esmé Annabelle with encouraging him to get back into acting, and borrows material from them for the upcoming show. The series will be set and filmed in New York, and executive producer Will Gluck told TV Guide, "He can steal [story ideas] from his kids, he's paid for them. He owns their intellectual property."

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