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FIVE-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL J. FOX
TO REPRISE HIS GUEST STARRING ROLE ON "THE"
Five-time Emmy Award winner Michael J. Fox will reprise his guest starring role on an upcoming episode of THE.
Fox returns as Louis Canning, a shrewd, cynical litigator who last faced Alicia (Julianna Margulies) when he represented a large pharmaceutical firm. Canning was willing to use anything in court to create sympathy for his client and himself, including his neurological condition. In the upcoming episode, Alicia will attempt to sign homeowners up for a class action lawsuit, when she finds herself competing against her old nemesis, Canning, who rushes to sign the same clients. Just as before, Alicia begins to question his motives.
"As soon as we saw the dailies of Michael playing Louis Canning, we started pleading with him to return. Luckily he agreed," said executive producers and show creators Robert and Michelle King. "He's amazing in this role: unpretentiously brave and funny. It's good to have him back."
The episode is set to air in early 2011.