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Writers:
Gary David Goldberg (created by)
Bill Lawrence (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
17 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Slur campaigns. Cheap shots. Smear tactics. Just another day at the office.
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 38 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A barrel of laughs! See more (49 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 98)

Richard Kind ... Paul Lassiter (145 episodes, 1996-2002)

Alan Ruck ... Stuart Bondek (145 episodes, 1996-2002)

Michael Boatman ... Carter Heywood / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)

Barry Bostwick ... The Mayor / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)

Michael J. Fox ... Mike Flaherty (103 episodes, 1996-2001)

Connie Britton ... Nikki Faber (100 episodes, 1996-2000)

Alexander Chaplin ... James Hobert (100 episodes, 1996-2000)

Victoria Dillard ... Janelle Cooper / ... (91 episodes, 1996-2000)

Heather Locklear ... Caitlin Moore (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
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Series Directed by
Andy Cadiff (71 episodes, 1997-2000)
Ted Wass (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Lee Shallat Chemel (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Carl Lauten (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Gary David Goldberg (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bill Lawrence (145 episodes, 1996-2002)
Michelle Nader (55 episodes, 1996-2002)
David Ronn (55 episodes, 1997-2000)
Jay Scherick (55 episodes, 1997-2000)
Amy Cohen (51 episodes, 1996-1999)
Kirk J. Rudell (41 episodes, 1996-1999)
Tim Hobert (40 episodes, 1996-2001)
Bill Callahan (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
Philip Wen (36 episodes, 1998-2002)
Tom Hertz (33 episodes, 1997-2002)
Brian Buckner (31 episodes, 1996-1999)
Sebastian Jones (31 episodes, 1996-1999)
Gayle Abrams (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jill Cargerman (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Hadley Davis (25 episodes, 2000-2002)
Bonnie Sikowitz (25 episodes, 2000-2002)
Sarah Dunn (24 episodes, 1996-2000)
Laurie Parres (15 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stacy Traub (11 episodes, 2000-2002)
Dawn Urbont (11 episodes, 2000)
Jon Pollack (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jeff Lowell (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
Stephen Godchaux (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
Paul A. Kaplan (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark Torgove (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Chris Henchy (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Tad Quill (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mark Banker (3 episodes, 2000)
David S. Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Rich Bryant (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Produced by
Walter Barnett .... producer / consulting producer (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Tom Hertz .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (101 episodes, 1998-2002)
Michael J. Fox .... executive producer (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Bill Lawrence .... executive producer / co-executive producer / ... (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Randall Winston .... associate producer (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Tim Hobert .... co-producer / producer / ... (97 episodes, 1998-2002)
Gary David Goldberg .... executive producer (95 episodes, 1996-2002)
Michelle Nader .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 1998-2002)
Bill Callahan .... co-producer / producer / ... (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jon Pollack .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tad Quill .... producer / supervising producer (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
Stephen Godchaux .... supervising producer / co-producer / ... (59 episodes, 1997-1999)
Danelle Black .... consulting producer (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Andy Cadiff .... executive producer / supervising producer (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Steve Rose .... producer (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
David S. Rosenthal .... co-executive producer / executive producer (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Linda Nieber .... producer (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
Chris Henchy .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Paul A. Kaplan .... producer / co-producer / ... (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark Torgove .... producer / co-producer / ... (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Philip Wen .... co-producer / producer (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jeff Lowell .... supervising producer / co-producer / ... (41 episodes, 1996-1998)
Sandi B. Hochman .... associate producer / co-producer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Alex Maggioni .... consulting producer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Gayle Abrams .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Brian Buckner .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Amy Cohen .... producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sebastian Jones .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kirk J. Rudell .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Case .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard Day .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Michel .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Ronn .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jay Scherick .... producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Laurie Parres .... co-producer (11 episodes, 1998)
Pixie Wespiser .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Shelly Palmer (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Danny Pelfrey (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Quinlan (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Mikel Neiers (39 episodes, 1996-2002)
Richard Brown (3 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Michel (99 episodes, 1996-2000)
Noel Rogers (29 episodes, 2000-2001)
Steven Rasch (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel S. Russ (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Bonnie Finnegan (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Allison Jones (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Production Design by
Cabot McMullen (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Hynes (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Doug Ellis (30 episodes, 1996-2000)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Andrew Baseman (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
Diana White (49 episodes, 1998-2000)
Diane Yates (31 episodes, 2000-2002)
Rusty Lipscomb (10 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Costume Design by
Patricia Field (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rebecca Weinberg (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Susan Michalek (42 episodes, 2000-2002)
Thomas Lee Keller (36 episodes, 1997-1998)
Craig Ames (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sarah Lemire (11 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Weinberg .... key make-up / key makeup artist (73 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jovan Vitagliano .... key hair stylist (51 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jane Choi .... assistant makeup artist (50 episodes, 1998-1999)
JoJo Myers Proud .... makeup artist (43 episodes, 2000-2002)
Lisa Ashley .... key makeup artist (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kent Nelson .... key hair stylist (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Julie Socash .... key makeup artist (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Gabriel Solana .... key makeup artist (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Christina Liberatore .... key hair stylist (33 episodes, 1998-1999)
Matiki Anoff .... key makeup artist (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lynn Campbell .... key makeup artist (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Angel De Angelis .... key hair stylist (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mary A. D'Angelo .... key hair stylist (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Michelle Johnson .... key hair stylist (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jean Webber .... key hair stylist (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Beatrice De Alba .... key hair stylist (16 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Hazell .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2000)
Roseanna Diana .... key hair stylist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Justiniano .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
 
Series Production Management
Steve Rose .... unit production manager (76 episodes, 1997-2000)
Christopher Aubin .... production supervisor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Linda Nieber .... unit production manager (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jane Raab .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Meehan .... first assistant director (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Paul B. Pedreira .... second assistant director (90 episodes, 1996-2000)
Richard Learman .... second assistant director (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jonathan Weiss .... first assistant director (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marlene Arvan .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Art Department
Travis Wright .... leadman (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Raymond J. Stenzel .... construction coordinator (93 episodes, 1996-2000)
Pam LeNau .... charge scenic (76 episodes, 1997-2000)
Rachael Weinzimer .... props / assistant property master (76 episodes, 1997-2000)
Andrew Lassman .... property master / assistant property master (74 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jim Lillis .... set dresser (73 episodes, 1996-1999)
Eric Yount .... construction foreman (59 episodes, 2000-2002)
Frank Bellina .... property master (46 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bob Clack .... construction coordinator (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ryan J. Beyer .... set dresser (32 episodes, 2001-2002)
Deborah Toms .... lead person (31 episodes, 2000-2002)
Joel Barkow .... property master / assistant propmaster / ... (29 episodes, 1996-2000)
Henry Saine .... graphic artist (28 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Miles .... charge scenic (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
James A. Rathbun .... leadman (10 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gary Grill .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 1998)
Rich Cohn .... shop electric (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Richard Dowgin .... key construction grip (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michael Saccio .... set dresser (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Julie Daman .... art coordinator / art department coordinator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
David Farr .... art coordinator / scenic assistant (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Sound Department
Scott Delaney .... post-production audio / post production audio (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Rich Jacob .... production sound mixer (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator (94 episodes, 1996-2000)
David Browning .... re-recording mixer / post audio mixer / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
John W. Cook II .... re-recording mixer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jack Donato .... re-recording mixer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Larry Stephens .... production sound mixer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
George Meyer .... post audio mixer / re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Shad Groverland .... foreign language versions (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steven J. Rogers .... video assist cableman (9 episodes, 1997-1999)
Art Nastri .... production sound mixer / sound recordist / ... (7 episodes, 1997-2000)
Dan Denitto .... assistant boom operator / boom assistant / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Joe Doughan .... assistant boom operator / boom assistant / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Peter Ilardi .... sound / audio two / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jasper Johnson .... assistant boom operator / boom assistant / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paul Cohen .... sound / stage audio (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Ron Kummert .... assistant boom operator / boom assistant (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Ron Lanz .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Dan Vranesick .... assistant boom operator (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
John McDonald .... pre-production mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
Craig Porter .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... flame artist (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Stunts
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator (25 episodes, 1996-2000)
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wachter .... best boy grip / best boy / ... (123 episodes, 1996-2001)
Brad Goss .... key grip (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Donna Quante .... camera operator (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Greg Quinlan .... gaffer / best boy (97 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gregory Principato .... first assistant camera / second assistant camera / ... (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
Michael Caracciolo .... camera operator (74 episodes, 1996-2000)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (71 episodes, 1997-2000)
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator (66 episodes, 1996-1999)
Ryne Niner .... first assistant camera (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jerome Fauci .... camera operator (42 episodes, 1996-2002)
Darrin Pulford .... gaffer (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jim Shaw .... key grip (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Greg Harms .... camera operator (40 episodes, 2000-2002)
Richard Price .... camera operator (38 episodes, 1996-2002)
Katherine Ruppe .... camera operator / first assistant camera / ... (35 episodes, 1997-1999)
Andrew Casey .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1996-1998)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Repczynski .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Alicia Weber .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Paul Basta .... camera operator (23 episodes, 2000-2001)
Benjamin Spek .... steadicam assistant (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Keeth Lawrence .... camera operator (21 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gregory F. Johnson .... grip (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dana Altomare .... camera operator (19 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator (18 episodes, 2000-2001)
Chris La Fountaine .... camera operator (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter Reniers .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
George Pattison .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1998)
Dave Smith .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1998)
Howard J. Cournoyer .... dimmer operator / dimmer board operator / ... (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Osa Elmfors .... second assistant camera / camera assistant (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Charles Quinlivan .... grip (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
Joe Casillo .... grip (3 episodes, 1996-2000)
Tom Kudlek .... dolly grip (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Brendan Quinlan .... best boy / best boy grip / ... (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Peter Elliot .... first assistant camera / camera assistant (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Igor Srubshchik .... key video assist / video assist / ... (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Deborah Brozina .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Collin Quinlan .... best boy / gaffer (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Anne Gwynn .... assistant ped camera / first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lauren Loughlin .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michelle Mader .... video assist / video assistant (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Phil Abraham .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1997)
Steve Drellich .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1997)
Patrick B. O'Brien .... first assistant camera / first assistant steadicam (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael J. Latino .... camera assistant / first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Gary Parker .... video assistant (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Glenn K. Shimada .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2000)
Rob Bonas .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting Department
Bonnie Finnegan .... original casting / original casting by (140 episodes, 1996-2002)
Susan Vash .... original casting / original casting by (140 episodes, 1996-2002)
Debbie Sheridan .... extras casting associate / extras casting (60 episodes, 1996-1998)
Danielle Diller .... casting associate (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Phyllis Smith .... casting associate (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Beth Bowling .... casting associate (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gabriela Leff .... casting associate (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marian Toy .... assistant costume designer (99 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... wardrobe supervisor (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michael Anzalone .... wardrobe supervisor (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Kevin Draves .... assistant wardrobe supervisor (46 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jodi Zimelman .... set costumer (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Susan Michalek .... costume supervisor (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kate Southern .... key costumer / wardrobe assistant (40 episodes, 1999-2000)
Kim Wilcox .... assistant costume designer (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Thomas Beall .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Rosemary Lepre .... wardrobe assistant / wardrobe production assistant (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor / on-line (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Roger Doran .... colorist (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gina Santonas .... post-production coordinator / post production coordinator (77 episodes, 1997-2000)
John Alexander Acosta .... assistant editor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Maria Barrow .... assistant editor / apprentice editor (48 episodes, 1996-1998)
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Daniel S. Russ .... assistant editor (43 episodes, 2000-2002)
William Klug .... post-production coordinator (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
J.R. Benson .... colorist (10 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Location Management
Chad E. Cooper .... location manager (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
 
Series Music Department
Spin Doctors .... theme music by / main title theme music by (50 episodes, 1997-1999)
The Churchills .... performer: additional music (2 episodes, 1999)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jimmy Nugent .... transportation captain (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jack Buckman .... transportation co-captain / transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jimmy Clark .... swing transportation / transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
 
Series Other crew
Miyoko Chatel Love .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to the producers (100 episodes, 1996-2000)
Carl Lauten .... technical coordinator (92 episodes, 1996-2000)
Timothy Hardin .... production associate / production accountant / ... (91 episodes, 1998-2002)
Heather Erin Green .... assistant to the producers / production associate (89 episodes, 1996-2002)
Robb Hunter .... second team (76 episodes, 1997-2000)
Danny Rose .... production associate / assistant to the producers / ... (73 episodes, 1996-1999)
Deirdre Donohue .... production coordinator (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Karen Wald .... script supervisor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Gary David Goldberg .... executive consultant (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Timothy Klein .... stand-in (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Sid Davidoff .... political consultant / political research consultant (48 episodes, 1996-1998)
Barry Gottehrer .... political consultant / political research consultant (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lois Nalepka .... production coordinator (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Larry Reitzer .... assistant to producers (46 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michael J. Fox .... executive consultant (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Dru Rafkin .... script supervisor (44 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jennifer S. Hayes .... assistant to producers (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jonathan Levit .... script supervisor (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Julie Owen .... assistant to producers (41 episodes, 2000-2002)
Judi Elterman .... technical coordinator (40 episodes, 2000-2002)
Stacy Traub .... executive story editor / story editor (34 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marisa Katz .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producers (27 episodes, 1998-2000)
Chrissy Spino .... production associate / assistant to producers (27 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jann Yogman .... production associate (27 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ben Rimalower .... assistant to executive producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christopher Aubin .... production accountant (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Callahan .... executive story editor (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
Murray Miller .... assistant to producers (24 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andy Samberg .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andrea Wilson .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Diana Nolan-Morey .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hadley Davis .... story editor (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bonnie Sikowitz .... story editor (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rich Bryant .... production staff / guest services / ... (17 episodes, 1996-2002)
Hugh Webber .... production staff (15 episodes, 2000-2002)
Sarah Harris .... production staff (14 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ryan Neisz .... production staff (14 episodes, 2000-2002)
Steven Prigge .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1997-2000)
Marvin Hayes .... production staff (13 episodes, 2000-2002)
Heidi Gutman .... technical coordinator / assistant to technical coordinator / ... (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
Matt Grasso .... production staff / production assistant (9 episodes, 1998-2001)
William Klug .... production staff (9 episodes, 2000-2001)
Will Berson .... writers assistant / writer's assistant / ... (8 episodes, 1999)
Michael Banker .... production assistant / production staff (8 episodes, 2000)
Gary Jacobs .... executive consultant (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
Kim Kimbro .... assistant: Michael J. Fox / production assistant / ... (6 episodes, 1997-2000)
Stephen Godchaux .... executive consultant (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Eric Fors .... production staff (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Larry Brown .... production staff (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tony Alan Banks .... production staff (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andrew Ortner .... production staff (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jorma Taccone .... production staff (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
David S. Rosenthal .... executive consultant (4 episodes, 1996)
Maria Tassoni .... audience coordinator (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
Mark Banker .... story editor (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Malia Mangum .... production staff (4 episodes, 2001)
Judy Janelli .... craft service (3 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jason Fisher .... assistant to writer / production secretary / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
Clayton Hamilton .... assistant to writer / production assistant / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Nicole Duryea .... production assistant / stage production assistant (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Tom Burdett .... production assistant / production staff / ... (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Avis Boone .... second team (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jimmy Nugent .... second team (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joane Baptiste .... production assistant / stage assistant (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jason Carlson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Chad E. Cooper .... stage assistant / stage manager (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Annette Stang .... technical consultant (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Joel Acousta .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Janis Finkle .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Lisbe .... production assistant / writers' assistant (2 episodes, 1997)
Kyle O'Brien .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 1997)
Bart Schoudel .... assistant production coordinator / production staff (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Lynne Twentyman .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1998)
Wills Robbins .... second team (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Daniel Wagner .... production assistant / production staff (2 episodes, 1999)
Amy Neiers .... production staff (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Thanks
Graham Dickinson .... in memory of (1 episode, 1998)
Bud Bostwick .... in memory of (1 episode, 2000)
 

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The titles of most of the episodes are a play on famous movies.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A barrel of laughs!, 27 February 2002
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

Another one of the few sitcoms on TV I find very funny and quite witty. The cast is packed with talented performers. Now, don't get me wrong, Michael J. Fox was great in the role of Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty, but Charlie Sheen does just as good a job at replacing the lead role as Deputy Mayor Charlie Crawford. Rarely, do I watch a show where a lead character is replaced by another actor, and that actor is just as good as his/her predecessor. I have nothing against Charlie Sheen, I really appreciate him as an actor. But I was very pessimistic about him filling Fox's shoes. Well, he succeeded with flying colors!

Anyone who has seen "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (one of my all-time favorites) should be familiar with Alan Ruck--who played Cameron Frye, Ferris's anal retentive best friend. He pretty steals the show as the witty, perverted Stuart Bondek. I guess I would say he's my favorite on the show. He definitely brings in the biggest laughs! That episode was classic where he was hired as a screenwriter for porno films. Every time someone would utter any sort of sexual innuendo, he would jot it down on his typewriter. Ruck is a superbly talented comic actor. His facial expressions alone, which reveal exactly what he's thinking, just make you want to crack up.

Michael Boatman is funny in sort of straight role--which is a very ironic statement, being that he's playing a gay character. He never tries too hard for a laugh, yet knows exactly the right timing and delivery. But I did notice a plot hole, concerning his character. In one episode, he's trying desperately to quit smoking. Yet they never showed him smoking in previous episodes. That should be listed in the "goofs" section.

Richard Kind has the goofiest role as Paul, the bumbling speechwriter. I can't imagine anyone playing the part better than him.

Barry Bostwick is also quite funny as the Mayor. His deadpan delivery makes his dialogue all the more funnier.

I have to admit, sometimes the show gets too farcical and out of control. Virtually all sitcoms suffer from this--the characters end up saying or doing something ironic for a cheap laugh, even if it doesn't make sense.

But even though the show has its share of lame gags, I'm often dying with laughter every episode. As goofy as it gets, as senseless as it gets, "Spin City" never fails to make me laugh. The cast is excellent and the writing is often sharp. There's not much more I can ask for. I hope the show continues to be a success and lasts about five more seasons!

My score: 8 (out of 10)

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