The BEST Episodes of The Michael J. Fox Show

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Network: NBC

Look who’s making the news again! One of NY’s most beloved news anchors, Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and focus on his health after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. But now five years later, with the kids busy growing up and Mike growing restless, it just might be time for him to get back to work. Having never wanted Mike to leave in the first place, his old boss Harris Green jumped at the chance to get him back on TV. The trick, as it’s always been, was to make Mike think it was his idea. After several – okay, many - failed attempts, Mike’s family, anxious to see him out of the house, finally succeeded in getting him to “run into” Green. Now their plan is in motion. He’ll be back to juggling home, family, and career, just like the old days – only better.

Couples

#1 - Couples

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 16, 2014

Annie and Mike try to keep a new set of friends; Eve puts on an edgy persona for a boy she likes; an embarrassing incident.

star 7.90
473 votes
Pilot

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2013

After five years, Mike Henry returns to the workplace, forcing him to learn to juggle his home, family and career again.

star 7.85
1,185 votes
Directors: Will Gluck
Writers: Sam Laybourne, Will Gluck
Neighbor

#3 - Neighbor

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 26, 2013

Mike confronts a noisy neighbor who develops a crush on him; Ian tries to court Eve's friend; Leigh is mistaken for a single mom.

star 7.76
864 votes
Writers: Dan Rubin, Lon Zimmet
Sochi!

#4 - Sochi!

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 23, 2014

Mike fights for a chance to cover the Olympics in Sochi, Russia; Eve enters a beauty pageant just to bother Mike and Annie but ends up taking it seriously; Leigh thinks her apartment is haunted.

star 7.75
411 votes
Directors: Andrew Fleming
Writers: Paul Mather
Art

#5 - Art

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 2013

Annie and Mike are excited about Eve's interest in a photography class -- until the racy subject matter is revealed; Leigh and Harris give Ian and Reese advice.

star 7.70
709 votes
Directors: Andrew Fleming
Writers: Amy Aniobi
Christmas

#6 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 2013

Mike finds out that he must anchor the news on Christmas Eve, putting a snag in his gift exchange with Annie; a friend's Hanukkah celebration intrigues Eve.

star 7.62
458 votes
Thanksgiving

#7 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 21, 2013

Mike struggles to have a conversation with his visiting father, while Annie deals with his mother; Eve and Harris work to keep tradition alive in the Henry home.

star 7.61
408 votes
Bed Bugs

#8 - Bed Bugs

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 7, 2013

Mike's sister stays with the family after a bed bug infestation forces her out of her home; Mike gets ready for an interview with Gov. Chris Christie.

star 7.60
413 votes
Hobbies

#9 - Hobbies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 2013

Mike and Annie try to find a new activity for Graham; Mike's nemesis, Susan Rodriguez-Jones, is brought on as anchor; Leigh and Ian engage in a Twitter war.

star 7.53
792 votes
Directors: Scott Ellis
Writers: Sam Laybourne
Interns

#10 - Interns

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 17, 2013

Mike's efforts to get closer to Eve by helping her get an internship go awry when she seems to admire his nemesis; Ian decides to bring on an intern at his start-up.

star 7.50
540 votes
Writers: Emily Cutler
Party

#11 - Party

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 2, 2014

When Harris wins an award, Mike throws a party in his honor; Eve and Ian try to distract Annie so she doesn't ruin Graham's slumber party; Leigh uses Harris' limo to go to the store.

star 7.38
501 votes
Health

#12 - Health

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 2, 2014

Annie gets demoted to health teacher, producing unexpected results. Harris and Ian secretly fall in love with the new novel Leigh is writing, and set out to help her finish it.

star 7.37
152 votes
Homecoming

#13 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

Mike tries to convince Ian to reconsider college; Annie learns Eve has been confiding in Leigh, instead of her; Graham decides to de-clutter the apartment.

star 7.36
406 votes
Secret

#14 - Secret

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 9, 2014

Mike worries he is off his game when he is scooped on a story about a mobster living in his building; a statue causes a fight.

star 7.35
414 votes
Teammates

#15 - Teammates

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 2013

Annie wants Mike to be more of a team player; when Leigh adopts a puppy, the responsibility falls to Eve; Ian tries to talk Graham into switching rooms.

star 7.30
479 votes
Writers: Ben Wexler
Golf

#16 - Golf

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 2013

When Mike and Annie go away for a charity golf tournament, Ian and Eve rent out the apartment to make some money; Leigh and Graham have a date night.

star 7.15
456 votes
Dinner

#17 - Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 16, 2014

While Mike and Annie are surprised by the age of the girlfriend that Ian brings home, Harris and Leigh struggle to be just friends and Eve experiments with marijuana.

star 7.12
153 votes
Changes

#18 - Changes

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 23, 2014

Annie and Eve square off when Ian plans to move out. Harris plans to propose to Leigh but hits a snag.

star 7.05
154 votes
Surprise!

#19 - Surprise!

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 12, 2014

As Mike goes to great lengths to keep Leigh from uncovering his plans to throw her a surprise birthday party, Eve develops a crush on a substitute teacher at school, unaware that he has feelings for Annie.

star 6.73
186 votes
Directors: Jamie Sheridan
Writers: Annie Mebane, Steve Basilone
Co-Op

#20 - Co-Op

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 19, 2014

Mike enlists a neighbour to run against Annie for co-op president. Ian throws himself into work to recover from a recent breakup, while Leigh wonders how to approach her date with a literary agent.

star 6.68
154 votes
Writers: Leila Strachan
Biking

#21 - Biking

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 26, 2014

When Mike insists on teaching Graham to ride a bike, Annie secretly steps in to help. Harris mentors Eve working behind the scenes in the school musical, while Ian meets an older woman at a dance class with Leigh.

star 6.55
149 votes
Brandon

#22 - Brandon

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 9, 2014

Mike and Annie try to keep Leigh from reuniting with an ex, Graham tricks Eve into spending more time with him, while Ian worries that an older woman only wants him for sex.

star 6.38
153 votes