In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.
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 Paul Lassiter (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Stuart Bondek (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Carter Heywood / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 The Mayor (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Mike Flaherty (103 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Nikki Faber (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 James Hobert (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Janelle Cooper / ... (91 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Caitlin Moore (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
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In this sitcom, Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty (Fox) and his City Hall staff must stop the dim-witted Mayor (Bostwick) of New York City from embarrassing himself in front of the media and the voters. The staff consists of Caitlin Moore (Locklear) the Communications Director, Carter Haywood (Boatman) the head of Minority Affairs,Stuart Bondack (Ruck) the Chief of Staff, Paul Lassiter (Kind) the Press Secretary, James Hobert (Gaberman/Chaplin)the Mayor's Speech Writer, and Nikki Faber (Britton) accountant. In the final two seasons of the show, Mike is replaced by Charlie Crawford (Sheen). Written by Samantha Rose and Mike Boothroyd

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Slur campaigns. Cheap shots. Smear tactics. Just another day at the office.

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17 September 1996 (USA)  »

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(145 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Richard Kind would later play a fictional big city Mayor on the TV series Gotham. See more »

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Claudia Sacks Lassiter: You are the man with the rose at a table away from the bathroom? I missed you, Paulie!
Paul: Oh Claudia, I missed you too!
Claudia Sacks Lassiter: I missed you more!
Paul: Oh no, I don't think that's possible, you don't know my capacity for missing somebody!
Claudia Sacks Lassiter: Well I couldn't even concentrate!
Paul: That's nothing! I couldn't sleep!
Claudia Sacks Lassiter: I couldn't eat!
Paul: Really? How did you stay alive?
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Great Ensemble/Great Writing
17 November 1998 | by (Aurora, IL) – See all my reviews

This is the funniest show on TV this year. The writing is clever and genuinely funny. All of the members of the cast are interesting characters in themselves, and there is also tremendous chemistry among them. The chemistry between Stuart and Carter is especially good (possible spin-off?) I'd recommend that everyone look in on this show.


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