In a sign of its importance to the network, "The Michael J. Fox Show" was the first new series to be showcased during Monday's 90-minute presentation and was introduced by NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt.
It stars the much-loved actor -- who was diagnosed with
From the preview above, it looks as if the show will use the tremors associated with Parkinson's as a source for comedy. NBC ordered a full 22 episodes of the series earlier this year, based largely on the considerable appeal of its lead.
"The Michael J. Fox Show" also will be a homecoming of sorts for Fox, who shot to fame in the '80s as Reagan-worshiping teen Alex P. Keaton on NBC's beloved Thursday-night sitcom "Family Ties."