There is a special phenomenon that occurs every couple of years… sometimes it’s short and sweet, other times more lengthy and deliberate. But whenever it happens, it’s a magical, joyous sensation. Of course I mean, Michael J. Fox’s returns to television. And if you’re in this same mindset, you’ll be delighted to know that Fox will appear on multiple episodes of the upcoming season of The Good Wife.
Since dropping out of Spin City in 2001 to deal with his Parkinson’s Disease, Fox has gifted America with several memorable stints on comedic and dramatic series. His first step back into acting was in 2004 on another Bill Lawrence series, Scrubs, on which he played, for two consecutive episodes, Dr. Kevin Casey: a physician/surgeon who, despite being indubitably skilled, was plagued with a serious case of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
During the second season The Good Wife, Fox appeared as Louis Canning, a rival laywer to Julianna Margulies’ Alicia who, last time we saw him, offered Alicia a partnership position at his firm, which she turned down. Canning is a colorful character, riddled with moral ambiguity and spirited ambition—and Fox does wonders with him. The character will return this season for a handful of episodes.
In related news, Michael J. Fox’s Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is opening sale of the self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II (we’re four years ahead of schedule) to support the disease. To learn more, enter the bid, or watch some hilarious promos, click here.
The Good Wife‘s third season will premiere Sunday, September 25 at 9/8c on CBS. In the meantime, check out the latest salacious The Good Wife footage.