NEW YORK -- Looks like there will be no shortage of plugs for
A preview clip that the network showed to advertisers during its upfront presentation Monday at
The premise of the program -- titled "The Michael J. Fox Show" -- is that Fox is Mike Burnaby, a TV reporter who retires after he can no longer mask the symptoms of his
But being at home doesn't suit him or his family so he tries to go back to work. And where did Fox's character work? At NBC's New York TV station WNBC-TV of course.
Not only are there lots of shots of Fox working for WNBC and Peacock logos aplenty, his comeback is national news and he ends up as a guest on, where else, the
Who knows. Maybe if the show is still going next year, Fox's character can be a guest on
This is all part of NBC's so-called Project Symphony strategy. It's why you see
It's also why some viewers are getting pretty cynical.
[For the Record, 11:53 a.m. PDT May 13: An earlier version of this online article incorrectly said that Jimmy Kimmel is taking over as host of "The Tonight Show." It is Jimmy Fallon.]
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