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NJ governor to appear as himself on NBC sitcom
Monday - 7/15/2013, 9:18pm  ET
FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces a partnership between Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center during a press conference at the State House in Trenton, N.J. On Monday, July 15, Christie's office confirmed a report in The Huffington Post that the Republican governor will appear as himself on an episode this fall of NBC’s new comedy, “The Michael J. Fox Show.” The show premieres Sept. 26. NBC did not announce an air date for the Christie episode. The governor is now running for a second term. The election is Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appeared many times on late-night TV, including "Saturday Night Live." Now he has scored his first gig on a sitcom.
His office on Monday confirmed a report in The Huffington Post that the Republican governor will appear as himself on an episode this fall of the new NBC comedy "The Michael J. Fox Show."
Fox will be playing a sportscaster with Parkinson's disease who is returning to work, much like Fox is an actor with Parkinson's who is returning to series television.
The show premieres Sept. 26. NBC did not announce an air date for the Christie episode.
The governor is running for a second term. The election is Nov. 5.
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