Jason Priestley found newborn success with the Canadian dramedy Call Me Fitz, and he’s welcoming another famous face to the HBO Canada and DirecTV hit. Just weeks after cleaning up at the Gemini Awards, Call Me Fits is set for an appearance from Family Ties star Michael Gross in a multi-episode arc as Pat Childs.
Pat Childs is an eco-industrialist who is set to destroy the used-car industry, the one that the Fitzpatrick family is prominent in. Fans can expect a “smack down” between the family and Childs. Showrunner Sheri Elwood explained that viewers will not see Gross’ “nice-guy” character that he played on Family Ties. “He’s decided to take on the car industry,” she said. “He becomes a formidable foe.”
In recent years Gross appeared on a number of shows, most recently Parks and Recreation, Brothers and Sisters and Curb Your Enthusiasm. His return to television on the Gemini winning show is highly anticipated for fans of the 80s hit.
As for Priestley, 90210 fans have enjoyed watching him reunite with Jennie Garth and Luke Perry in an Old Navy commercial that pays homage to the 90s and the cult classic.
Aside from Gross, Comedian Jeremy Hotz is also set to appear in the fourth season of Call Me Fitz, as a social worker who is investigating the Fitzpatrick family and their less-than-traditional manners.