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NBC's 'Michael J. Fox Show' books NJ governor Chris Christie for guest appearance

Date July 16, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - New Jersey governor Chris Christie is no stranger to newscasts and Sunday morning talkers. Now he's going to try his hand at more scripted fare.

Christie has booked a guest-starring appearance on NBC's upcoming sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show," starring the "Family Ties" alum, a spokesman for Christie's told TheWrap on Monday. Christie will play himself on the episode.

Further details, such as when the episode will air and how Christie will fit into the plot, are not currently available. The series premieres September 26.

On the series, Fox plays Mike Henry, a New York news anchor who put his career aside in favor of family time after he's diagnosed with Parkinson's, but is now looking to get back in the game. "Breaking Bad" star Betsy Brandt co-stars on the series.

This isn't Christie's first stab at televised comedy; the politician also appeared on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in November,

Anne Heche" will also appear on "The Michael J. Fox Show," in a multi-episode arc in which she'll play the new anchor at Henry's station, who's also a former colleague-turned-rival of Henry's.

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