Looks like TV could be getting a double dose of one of my all-time favorites, Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton!) in the coming season.
Not only did my good frienemy Michael Ausiello break the news that Fox is in talks to join FX's kickass drama Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc, but my E! Online colleague Marc Malkin just knocked in Morse code on the wall separating our offices to tell me he heard Fox is also currently in talks to reprise his role on
NBC's ABC's kick-ass comedy Scrubs.
(Either that, or we have rats in the walls. No, wait...This just in...)
An inside source close to the show confirms exclusively that Scrubs bigwig Bill Lawrence has indeed been talking to his good friend MJF (they worked together on Spin City) about coming back to Scrubs this season for what could be Sacred Heart's last hurrah. He last appeared in 2004 for two episodes as Dr. Kevin Casey.
Meanwhile, an FX insider says "there have been talks" between Fox and Rescue Me, but so far no deal has been reached. According to M.A., MJF would play a love interest for Tommy's (Denis Leary's) onscreen ex, Janet (Andrea Roth).
Hoping to see MJF back in your living room? Hoping Tommy doesn't rip him apart? Yep. Me, too.
—Additional reporting by Marc Malkin