Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Blazes Trail to 'Rescue Me'
Casting for Rescue Me’s upcoming fifth season is heating up! (Get it? Heating up? Show about firefighters? Ah, forget it.)
Anyway, sources confirm to me exclusively that Michael J. Fox is
nearing a deal to join the cast of Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc.
He’ll play a love interest for Denis Leary’s on-screen ex, Janet
(Andrea Roth). An FX spokesperson confirms that Fox is circling the role, but insists “no deal is done yet.”
This marks Fox’s first major TV gig since a 2006 guest stint on Boston
Legal, where he played a CEO battling stage-four lung cancer.
Leary and Fox are longtime friends, so I’m going to assume negotiations
will proceed without a hitch and his hiring will become official any
Fired up about Fox’s casting? (Get it?) Or is your excitement tempered by the
fact that new episodes (real episodes, not those webisodes) won’t
start airing for, like another nine years! OK, it’s next March, but still — it’s a long damn time.