Michael J. Fox


LOS ANGELES -- If there's a slam dunk for the new fall season, it's "The Michael J. Fox Show," a Thursday-night sitcom that takes full advantage of its star's immense likability. That charm was well on display at the TV Critics press tour Saturday as he talked openly about returning to full-time work while continuing to struggle with Parkinson's disease.

When one journalist suggested Fox suit up for "Back to the Future 4," the 52-year-old actor was quick with his response

"I'd have to play Doc Brown," he said.

Betsy Brandt, who is coming off of "Breaking Bad," wasn't shy about her enthusiasm over playing Fox's on-screen wife.

"It's pretty effing awesome," she said. "It's good to be Betsy Brandt right now."

Fox's real-life wife Tracy Pollan will make an appearance in an early episode. Anne Heche will also be in the mix, playing Fox's nemesis.

Sean Hayes was also on hand to promote "Sean Saves the World" and seemed surprised that reporters wanted to talk about "Will & Grace."

"Have you all literally been sitting here since 'Will & Grace' was on?" he said.

And in the category of something completely different, the team from "Sunday Night Football" were on hand -- and gave some props to the Minnesota Vikings.

Chris Collingsworth picked Adrian Peterson as the number one player to take in fantasy football.

SIdeline commentator Michele Tafoya suggested a sleeper: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.

"I think he'll have more of an opportunity to get his hands on the football and help out Christian Ponder," said Tafoya, who lives in Minnesota.

Way to represent, homegirl!

Coming up later today: James Spader and the cast of "Parenthood"