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Michael J. Fox headed back to 'Good Wife'

Michael J. Fox headed back to 'Good Wife'
Michael J. Fox arrives for the Michael F. Fox Foundation's "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" Benefit at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on November 13, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh | License Photo

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Five-time Emmy Award-winner Michael J. Fox is to reprise his guest-starring role on an upcoming episode of the U.S. legal drama "The Good Wife," CBS said.

Best known for his work on TV's "Family Ties" and "Spin City," as well as in the "Back to the Future" film trilogy, Fox is semi-retired from acting because he suffers from Parkinson's disease.

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CBS said he will return to "The Good Wife" to play Louis Canning -- a shrewd, cynical litigator with a neurological condition, who last faced Julianna Margulies' character Alicia when he represented a large pharmaceutical firm.

"As soon as we saw the dailies of Michael playing Louis Canning, we started pleading with him to return. Luckily, he agreed," executive producers and show creators Robert and Michelle King said in a statement Tuesday. "He's amazing in this role: unpretentiously brave and funny. It's good to have him back."

The episode is set to air in early 2011.

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