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'Back to the Future' star Christopher Lloyd to guest on 'Michael J. Fox Show'

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Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox accept an award during Spike TV's "Scream 2010" event in L.A.

Maybe it was their density — er, destiny — to be together again: Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr. Emmett Brown in three "Back to the Future" films, will be reuniting with co-star Michael J. Fox on NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show" next spring, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Fox teased the appearance while answering a question on Twitter Monday:



The role, which is currently scheduled for one episode, will feature Lloyd as an eccentric (no surprise there) principal at the high school where Mike's (Fox) wife Annie (Betsy Brandt) teaches. The episode began filming this week in New York, and will air next spring, according to THR.

This won't be Lloyd's first trip to a Fox sitcom. The three-time Emmy winner also appeared in a 1999 episode of "Spin City" called "Back to the Future IV — Judgment Day." 

Other actors who have also booked roles on the show include Brooke Shields, Anne Heche and Sting, THR reported.

"The Michael J. Fox Show" airs Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC.