One of the most iconic duos in cinematic history is that of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty McFly and Doc Brown from the Back to the Future trilogy. And now they will be reunited again.
Following previous small screen reunions on “Spin City” and more recently at the Spike Scream Awards in 2010, Fox and Lloyd will be together again on “The Michael J. Fox Show” on NBC.
THR reports Lloyd will guest start on an episode that is shooting next week and will air sometime in the spring of 2014. Obviously, Lloyd and Fox won’t be playing Marty and Doc in this episode, but you can bet there will be some subtle references to their famous on-screen pairing. Fox announced the new on Twitter in response to a fan question:
“@xJKRCx: do you and Christopher Lloyd still hang out / keep in touch?” Newsflash: he's shooting next weeks' episode.
— Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) November 18, 2013
In this episode, Fox and Lloyd will actually be at odds, not because of anything involving the space-time continuum, but rather because Lloyd will play the principal at the school where Fox’s wife (Betsy Brandt) teaches. There’s a good chance that Lloyd could recur (unless his character gets fired from the school), but for now he’s only hired for one episode. Now if we could just get Lea Thompson and Tom F. Wilson on board, that would be awesome.
“The Michael J. Fox” show hasn’t proven to be the most innovative comedy, and it’s not exactly the funniest new show on TV this season, but the charismatic work of Fox and a decent cast has made it amusing. We wish it was better just so we could enjoy Fox’s work more, but there are far worse shows on television right now. “The Michael J. Fox Show” airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on NBC, and pay attention when spring 2014 rolls around for this special episode featuring Christopher Lloyd.
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