Two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran, who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Annie, has landed a leading role in Michael J. Fox's new comedy series for NBC.
Finneran, who was previously seen on the situation comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," will play Fox's "narcissistic, single and jobless sister," according to Deadline.com.
The series, a single-camera comedy, will debut in the fall; it is inspired by Fox's struggle with Parkinson's disease. The cast will also feature Conor Romero and Jack Gore.
The currently untitled comedy, according to Deadline.com, casts Fox as "Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City juggling the challenges of family and career while dealing with Parkinson’s disease. A former lead anchor for a local station in NY, Mike decides to go back to work after a new medication helps him manage the effects of his illness."
Twenty-two episodes of the series from Sony Pictures TV and director-producer Will Gluck have been ordered.
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