LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Michael J. Fox is set to guest star on NBC's "Scrubs" for two episodes, his first TV work since leaving "Spin City" in 2000, Zap2it.com reported Tuesday.
Fox, who became a household name during the 1980s when he starred on NBC's "Family Ties," went on to star in another popular sitcom, ABC's "Spin City," in the late 1990s before his struggle with Parkinson's disease forced his retirement from episodic television in 2000.
On "Scrubs," a popular hospital comedy, Fox is scheduled to play a surgeon with obsessive-compulsive disorder, finding a way to use his illness to good advantage in his work.
"I feel like the luckiest guy in the world," said Bill Lawrence, "Scrubs" creator, who also worked on "Spin City." "To get to work with Michael once is any comedy writer's dream, but to have that opportunity twice is truly an honor. His presence gives great credibility to the show. I haven't seen the cast this giddy since we got the news the show had been picked up."
Since leaving "Spin City," the Emmy Award-winning actor has written a best-selling autobiography, done voice-over work for several films and worked to raise money for research on Parkinson's disease.