The Wire’s Wendell Pierce Joins Michael J. Fox’s NBC Sitcom


The Wire and Treme's Wendell Pierce is set to co-star with Michael J. Fox on the sitcom NBC bought 22 episodes of for next autumn. Pierce will play boss to Fox's Mike Barnaby, a husband and father struggling with Parkinson's Disease in New York City. (Yes, it's based on Fox's life.) Deadline hears, "Pierce was actually the prototype for the role." The series comes from Cougar Town producer Sam Laybourne and Easy A and Friends with Benefits director Will Gluck.