Well, here's something you don't get to report every day. Legendary 'Police' frontman and music icon Sting has signed on to make a guest appearance on the new comedy 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' Born Gordon Sumner, the multiple Grammy winning singer-songwriter has been selling out arenas for over four decades, and remains one of the biggest names in music to this day. Sting rarely acts, and even more seldom does he do it on television.
As first reported by TVLine, Sting will appear in a special Christmas-themed episode of the show that features spouses Mike (star Michael J. Fox) and Annie ('Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt) competing to "out-gift" the other. The logical conclusion here would be that one of them manages to book Sting for a private performance, which would certainly be one heck of a cool present.
Sting joins previously announced guest stars Charles Grodin and Candice Bergen (who'll be playing Fox's parents), Anne Heche, NJ Governor Chris Christie, and Fox's real-life wife Tracy Pollan. The show has done decent enough numbers (considering the sad state of NBC overall), but fans should hope that these names help to improve its lot. As a fan of Michael's ever since he first hit 88 mph in a time-traveling DeLorean, I certainly wish him the best. Now to find the time to watch the episodes already on my DVR.
With every breath you take, with every move you make, will you be watching Sting?