Michael J. Fox Heads Back To TV
Posted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:10 PM PDT

mjfox200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Michael J. Fox will be a guest star on the CBS hit show The Good Wife alongside series regular Julianna Margulies.

Fox will play "a shrewd and cynical litigator who squares off with Alicia in a massive class action suit." According to a CBS statement, the actor's character, Simon Canning, will use his neurological condition to his advantage in the hopes of winning his case.

Show creators Robert and Michelle King released the following statement:

    "We're absolutely thrilled that Michael has agreed to play this role. His intelligence as an actor, combined with his incredible comic timing will really bring this smart, cynical lawyer to life."

Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease back in 1991. As for the second season of The Good Wife, it premieres on September 28.