Michael J. Fox To Develop TV Series

Thursday, April 12th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ A year after leaving the ABC sitcom ``Spin City'' to focus on his fight against Parkinson's disease, Michael J. Fox has signed on to develop a comedy series for cable's Lifetime Television.

The project is based on Suzanne Finnamore's novel ``Otherwise Engaged,'' Lifetime announced Tuesday. It is described as ``a quirky, romantic look at a couple's relationship from engagement to marriage.''

Fox and Danelle Black, his producing partner at Lottery Hill Entertainment, are developing the half-hour comedy with DreamWorks Television.

Finnamore will write the teleplay for the pilot.

``We loved Suzanne's novel from the first page,'' Fox, 39, said in a statement. ``Both DreamWorks and Lifetime responded to `Otherwise Engaged' with great enthusiasm, and we're sure TV viewers will, too.''