Michael J. Fox hosts special on hope

Mon Mar 9, 2009 11:31pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael J. Fox will return to ABC for a one-hour special examining the nature of optimism.

"Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" will feature the former "Spin City" star traveling the world searching for reasons and examples of what makes people happy. Fox goes from the Far East to President Barack Obama's inauguration. The special will air at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 7.

Fox revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1998 and left his acting career two years later.

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<p>Canadian actor Michael J. Fox poses during Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto September 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>