Murphy Brown vet Candice Bergen and Beethoven patriarch Charles Grodin have boarded NBC’s new fall comedy The Michael J. Fox, Deadline reports. They’ll guest-star (and potentially recur) as the titular character’s mom and dad, respectively.
The duo follow in the footsteps of Fox’s much-beloved Family Ties folks Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross.
Inspired by the leading man’s real life, The Michael J. Fox Show centers on a New York-based husband and father (Fox), who returns to his career as a newsanchor after having retired due to his Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.
Bergen’s more recent TV credits include House, Boston Legal and the short-lived Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Grodin, meanwhile, appeared in a 2012 episode of Law & Order: SVU, following a lengthy on-screen hiatus. (The funnyman previously hosted The Charles Grodin Show on CNBC and served as a political commentator for 60 Minutes II in 2000.)
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