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Michael J. Fox will appear on ''Scrubs.'' He'll play an obsessive-compulsive medic on two episodes of the sitcom, reuniting with ''Spin City'' creator Bill Lawrence

Michael J. Fox | CRAZY LIKE A DOC Fox will play an obsessive-compulsive surgeon
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CRAZY LIKE A DOC Fox will play an obsessive-compulsive surgeon

We bet his hands are really, really clean when he goes into the operating room. Making a rare return to television, Michael J. Fox is planning a guest arc on ''Scrubs,'' playing a surgeon who's managed to turn his obsessive-compulsive disorder to his advantage. The Parkinson's-afflicted actor will play the character for two episodes during February sweeps month, NBC announced.

Fox's ''Scrubs'' rotation will mark a reunion with executive producer Bill Lawrence, who created Fox's hit '90s sitcom ''Spin City'' on ABC. ''I feel like the luckiest guy in the world,'' Lawrence said in a statement. ''To get to work with Michael once is any comedy writer's dream, but to have that opportunity twice is truly an honor.'' The ''Scrubs'' stars are similarly excited, Lawrence said. ''I haven't seen the cast this giddy since we got the news the show had been picked up.''

Originally posted Jan 05, 2004
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