Michael J. Fox's New Show, Plus More Casting News

I love Michael J. Fox. Ever since the days of Family Ties, I've loved the actor who played Alex P. Keaton. I've read his autobiography, I've followed his career.... well, you get it. I'm a big fan of Michael J. Fox.

That said, I'm so happy to let you guys know that Michael will be returning to TV!

He'll be returning to prime-time on May 7 on ABC in a new special called Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist. On the show, Michael will travel the world and show us examples of what makes people in different cultures their happiest.

Will you watch? I know I will -- and for some reason, even though it's a show about optimism, I have a feeling I'll have to break out the tissue box.

In other TV show news....

CBS has created its own special -- I Get That A Lot -- to air on April 1... aka April Fools' Day. The show will features celebrities -- like Jessica Simpson, Heidi Klum, Ice-T, Mario Lopez, Jeff Probst and LeAnn Rimes -- working in ordinary jobs while pretending they're just celebrity look-alikes.

It could be funny since it's only a one-time special. If it were on every week it could run its course, but I think as a special it just might work. If anything, I just want to see how Jessica Simpson and Heidi Klum do.


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