New Jersey governor Chris Christie to appear on 'Michael J. Fox Show'

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is no stranger to NBC comedy: he has already appeared as himself many times on late-night TV, including "Saturday Night Live." But now he's making his sitcom debut by appearing on the new comedy, "The Michael J. Fox Show."

Christie's office confirmed a report in The Huffington Post on Monday (July 15) that the Republican politician will make a cameo on an episode this fall, though NBC did not yet announce an air date for the episode.

"The Michael J. Fox Show" is about Michael J. Fox -- playing a sportscaster with Parkinson's disease -- returning to work, much like Fox return to series television. The show premieres Sept. 26.

There is no word yet on what Christie will do on the show as himself, but based on the timing (the governor is running for a second term, and the election is Nov. 5) the plot may have a political aspect to it.

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