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Michael J. Fox Debuts Show on NBC Aided by Parkinson’s Drugs

Michael J. Fox left prime-time television more than a decade ago to focus on his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Now he’s back, with the help of drugs that keep his own shaking from the illness mostly under control.

Fox, 51, will star in “The Michael J. Fox Show,” a comedy on Comcast Corp.’s NBC about a news anchor who returns to work after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a condition that causes nerve cells to misfire, leaving patients unable to control their movements. The program will air on Thursdays when the new TV season starts, NBC said yesterday in a statement.