12 July 2013 10:20 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC’s most high-profile new fall comedy is enlisting Anne Heche for a multi-episode arc.

The Michael J. Fox Show has signed the actress to play Susan Rodriguez-Jones, the new anchor at NBC 4, the New York station where Fox’s character Mike is returning to work as a corespondent after taking off five years while battling Parkinson’s. She’s described as a “sharp, savvy and tough-as-nails” anchor who was Mike’s producer many years ago when they worked together in Orlando. After a suspicious incident that involved “losing” Mike in the Everglades, they’ve had a rivalry ever since. »

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