Michael J. Fox can thank television for introducing him to his wife Tracy Pollan, but he may want to thank their separate Tivos for keeping them happily together!
The pair, who met on the set of Family Ties in the 1980s, reunited with the Keaton clan during the taping of the TV Land Award Show in New York and joked with OK! about their differing tastes in television.
“I’ll watch bizarre shows like hoarding shows. Storage Wars, Swamp Men – all that trash,” The Back to the Future star admitted to OK!.
“We have very different interests in television,” said Tracy, who has four children with Michael. As for the kids, “They like Glee – not Sam, he would be horrified if I said that – but the girls like Glee.”
So how do they decide who gets control of the remote? “We have separate Tivos!” Tracy explained.
There is one show they do agree on. “American Idol,” said Michael, “we’ll watch that as a family.” What about Family Ties re-runs? “They’ve actually never seen it,” he said, “they’re oblivious to it.”
The happy pair have been busy in front of the camera recently too. “I did a couple episodes of Good Wife and Tracy did a movie for Lifetime this year,” said Michael, “And we’ve been busy with the foundation and busy with the kids and just enjoying life.”
To catch Alex P. Keaton, er, Michael J. Fox and the rest of the cast from Family Ties accept their Fan Favorite award on the TV Land Award Show set your Tivos for April 17 at 9 p.m. on TV Land.
By Darla Murray