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17 September 1996 (USA) See more »
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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 & 32 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Heather Locklear is a gaping black hole that sucks every last ounce of life out of this formerly incredible series See more (49 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 96)

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

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

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

Barry Bostwick ... Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. / ... (145 episodes, 1996-2002)

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

Connie Britton ... Nikki Faber (99 episodes, 1996-2000)

Alexander Chaplin ... James Hobert (97 episodes, 1996-2000)

Victoria Dillard ... Janelle Cooper / ... (90 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 (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bill Lawrence (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Hadley Davis (24 episodes, 2000-2002)
Bonnie Sikowitz (24 episodes, 2000-2002)
Tim Hobert (18 episodes, 1996-2001)
Michelle Nader (17 episodes, 1996-2002)
Amy Cohen (13 episodes, 1996-1999)
Bill Callahan (13 episodes, 1998-2002)
Kirk J. Rudell (12 episodes, 1996-1999)
Tom Hertz (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
Philip Wen (12 episodes, 1998-2002)
Stacy Traub (11 episodes, 2000-2002)
Brian Buckner (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
Sebastian Jones (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
David Ronn (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Jay Scherick (10 episodes, 1997-2000)
Jon Pollack (9 episodes, 1999-2002)
Paul A. Kaplan (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mark Torgove (7 episodes, 2000-2002)
Sarah Dunn (6 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jeff Lowell (6 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gayle Abrams (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Stephen Godchaux (6 episodes, 1997-1999)
Chris Henchy (4 episodes, 2000-2002)
Tad Quill (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Laurie Parres (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
David S. Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jill Cargerman (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rich Bryant (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Produced by
Walter Barnett .... producer / consulting producer (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Tom Hertz .... co-producer / co-executive producer / ... (121 episodes, 1997-2002)
Gary David Goldberg .... executive producer (118 episodes, 1996-2002)
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)
Stephen Godchaux .... co-producer / supervising producer / ... (81 episodes, 1996-1999)
Bill Callahan .... co-producer / producer / ... (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
Tad Quill .... producer / supervising producer / ... (71 episodes, 1999-2002)
Jon Pollack .... producer / supervising producer / ... (70 episodes, 1999-2002)
Michelle Nader .... supervising producer / co-executive producer / ... (67 episodes, 1998-2002)
Andy Cadiff .... executive producer / supervising producer (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Danelle Black .... consulting producer (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeff Lowell .... supervising producer / co-producer / ... (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Steve Rose .... producer (47 episodes, 1998-2000)
David S. Rosenthal .... executive producer / co-executive producer (47 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)
Sandi B. Hochman .... associate producer / co-producer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Alex Maggioni .... consulting producer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Brian Buckner .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sebastian Jones .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kirk J. Rudell .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Michel .... co-producer (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gayle Abrams .... co-producer (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
Chris Case .... producer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard Day .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Ronn .... producer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jay Scherick .... producer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Amy Cohen .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Laurie Parres .... co-producer (11 episodes, 1998)
Pixie Wespiser .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Pixie A. Bartholomew .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Shelly Palmer (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Danny Pelfrey (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard Quinlan (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Mikel Neiers (36 episodes, 1996-2002)
Richard Brown (3 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Michel (99 episodes, 1996-2000)
Noel Rogers (28 episodes, 2000-2001)
Steven Rasch (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel S. Russ (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Casting by
Bonnie Finnegan (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Allison Jones (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Susan Vash (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Production Design by
Cabot McMullen (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Hynes (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Doug Ellis (29 episodes, 1996-2000)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Andrew Baseman (50 episodes, 1996-1998)
Diana White (47 episodes, 1998-2000)
Diane Yates (28 episodes, 2000-2002)
Rusty Lipscomb (10 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Costume Design by
Pat Field (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Rebecca Weinberg (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Susan Michalek (45 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 makeup artist (72 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jane Choi .... assistant makeup artist (50 episodes, 1998-1999)
JoJo Myers Proud .... makeup artist (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Lisa Ashley .... key makeup artist (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kent Nelson .... key hair stylist (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Julie Socash .... key makeup artist (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Gabriel Solana .... key makeup artist (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Christina Liberatore .... key hair stylist (32 episodes, 1998-1999)
Angel De Angelis .... key hair stylist (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matiki Anoff .... key makeup artist (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lynn Campbell .... key makeup artist (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Beatrice De Alba .... key hair stylist (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Hazell .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2000)
Roseanna Diana .... key hair stylist (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Justiniano .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
 
Series Production Management
Steve Rose .... unit production manager (74 episodes, 1997-2000)
Christopher Aubin .... production supervisor (52 episodes, 1998-2000)
Linda Nieber .... unit production manager (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jane Raab .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Meehan .... first assistant director (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Paul B. Pedreira .... second assistant director (88 episodes, 1996-2000)
Richard Learman .... second assistant director (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jonathan Weiss .... first assistant director (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marlene Arvan .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Art Department
Travis Wright .... leadman / lead man (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Raymond J. Stenzel .... construction coordinator (91 episodes, 1996-2000)
Pam LeNau .... charge scenic (74 episodes, 1997-2000)
Andrew Lassman .... property master / assistant property master (73 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)
Joel Barkow .... property master / assistant property master (28 episodes, 1996-2000)
Deborah Toms .... lead person (28 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 (144 episodes, 1996-2002)
Dan Guachione .... boom operator (95 episodes, 1996-2000)
Rich Jacob .... production sound mixer (94 episodes, 1996-2000)
David Browning .... sound re-recording mixer / post audio mixer / ... (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
John W. Cook II .... sound re-recording mixer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jack Donato .... sound re-recording mixer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Larry Stephens .... production sound mixer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Shad Groverland .... foreign language versions (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
George Meyer .... post audio mixer / sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 .... audio two / sound (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Jasper Johnson .... assistant boom operator (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Paul Cohen .... sound / stage sound (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
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 .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... flame artist / Flame artist (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (5 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 2000-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Brad Goss .... key grip (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gregory Principato .... first assistant camera / second assistant camera / ... (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Donna Quante .... camera operator (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Greg Quinlan .... gaffer / best boy (96 episodes, 1996-2000)
Michael Caracciolo .... camera operator (72 episodes, 1996-2000)
Carol Wetovich .... camera operator (69 episodes, 1997-2000)
Alec Hirschfeld .... camera operator (65 episodes, 1996-1999)
Ryne Niner .... first assistant camera (45 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jerome Fauci .... camera operator (39 episodes, 1996-2002)
Darrin Pulford .... gaffer (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jim Shaw .... key grip (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Greg Harms .... camera operator (37 episodes, 2000-2002)
Richard Price .... camera operator (35 episodes, 1996-2002)
Katherine Ruppe .... camera operator / first assistant camera (34 episodes, 1997-1999)
Andrew Casey .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1996-1998)
John Repczynski .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Alicia Weber .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paul Basta .... camera operator (22 episodes, 2000-2001)
Benjamin Spek .... steadicam assistant (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gregory F. Johnson .... grip (19 episodes, 1996-1998)
Dana Altomare .... camera operator (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator (18 episodes, 2000-2001)
Keeth Lawrence .... camera operator (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jamie Silverstein .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chris La Fountaine .... camera operator (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Reniers .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
George Pattison .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1998)
Howard J. Cournoyer .... dimmer board operator / dimmer operator (4 episodes, 1996-2000)
Osa Elmfors .... second assistant camera / assistant camera (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
Charles Quinlivan .... grip (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
David Smith .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1998)
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)
Paul Wachter .... best boy / dolly grip (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Peter Elliot .... first assistant camera / camera assistant (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Igor Srubshchik .... video assistant / key video assist (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Deborah Brozina .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 camera: steadycam (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael J. Latino .... camera assistant / first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Glenn K. Shimada .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2000)
Rob Bonas .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting Department
Susan Vash .... original casting (132 episodes, 1996-2002)
Bonnie Finnegan .... original casting (129 episodes, 1996-2002)
Danielle Diller .... casting associate (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Phyllis Smith .... casting associate (38 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)
Kate Southern .... key costumer / wardrobe assistant (40 episodes, 1999-2000)
Susan Michalek .... costume supervisor (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Kim Wilcox .... assistant costume designer (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Thomas Beall .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Rosemary Lepre .... wardrobe production assistant (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
 
Series Editorial Department
Roger Doran .... colorist (98 episodes, 1996-2000)
Gina Santonas .... post-production coordinator (75 episodes, 1997-2000)
John Alexander Acosta .... assistant editor (50 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)
Pat Kelleher .... on-line editor / on-line assistant (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
William Klug .... post-production coordinator (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
J.R. Benson .... colorist (10 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
The Spin Doctors .... composer: theme music (47 episodes, 1997-1999)
The Churchills .... performer: additional music (2 episodes, 1999)

Mark Bensi .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jimmy Nugent .... transportation captain / transportation coordinator (96 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 producers (97 episodes, 1996-2000)
Carl Lauten .... technical coordinator (90 episodes, 1996-2000)
Heather Erin Green .... assistant to producers / production associate (86 episodes, 1996-2002)
Timothy Hardin .... production associate / production accountant / ... (86 episodes, 1998-2002)
Robb Hunter .... second team (76 episodes, 1997-2000)
Danny Rose .... production associate / assistant to producers (73 episodes, 1996-1999)
Bill Callahan .... story editor / executive story editor (53 episodes, 1997-2000)
Deirdre Donohue .... production coordinator (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Karen Wald .... script supervisor (50 episodes, 1998-2000)
Timothy Klein .... stand-in (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
David Ronn .... executive story editor / story editor (49 episodes, 1997-1999)
Amy Cohen .... executive story editor / story editor (48 episodes, 1996-1998)
Michelle Nader .... executive story editor / story editor (48 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jay Scherick .... executive story editor / story editor (48 episodes, 1997-1999)
Barry Gottehrer .... political consultant (47 episodes, 1996-1998)
Sid Davidoff .... political consultant (46 episodes, 1996-1998)
Lois Nalepka .... production coordinator (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)
Gary David Goldberg .... executive consultant (38 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jennifer S. Hayes .... assistant to producers (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Jonathan Levit .... script supervisor (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Julie Owen .... assistant to producers (38 episodes, 2000-2002)
Judi Elterman .... technical coordinator (37 episodes, 2000-2002)
Tom Hertz .... executive story editor (35 episodes, 1996-1998)
Kirk J. Rudell .... story editor (35 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stacy Traub .... executive story editor / story editor (31 episodes, 2000-2002)
Brian Buckner .... story editor (29 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tim Hobert .... story editor (29 episodes, 1996-1998)
Sebastian Jones .... story editor (29 episodes, 1996-1998)
Marisa Katz .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producers (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Chrissy Spino .... production associate / assistant to producers (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jann Yogman .... production associate (26 episodes, 1999-2000)
Christopher Aubin .... production accountant (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jill Cargerman .... story editor (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ben Rimalower .... assistant to executive producer (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Philip Wen .... story editor (25 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gayle Abrams .... executive story editor (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Sarah Dunn .... story editor / executive story editor (23 episodes, 1996-1997)
Murray Miller .... assistant to producers (23 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andy Samberg .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Diana Nolan-Morey .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2000-2001)
Andrea Wilson .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rich Bryant .... production staff / guest services / ... (17 episodes, 1996-2002)
Hadley Davis .... story editor (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bonnie Sikowitz .... story editor (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Hugh Webber .... production staff (15 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ryan Neisz .... production staff (14 episodes, 2000-2002)
Laurie Parres .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Sarah Harris .... production staff (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marvin Hayes .... production staff (12 episodes, 2000-2002)
Steven Prigge .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2000)
Heidi Gutman .... technical coordinator / assistant technical coordinator / ... (10 episodes, 1996-1999)
Dawn Urbont .... story editor (10 episodes, 2000)
Matt Grasso .... production staff / production assistant (9 episodes, 1998-2001)
Will Berson .... writers assistant (8 episodes, 1999)
William Klug .... production staff (8 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michael Banker .... production assistant / production staff (8 episodes, 2000)
Mark Banker .... story editor (7 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kim Kimbro .... assistant: Michael J. Fox / production assistant / ... (6 episodes, 1997-2000)
Stephen Godchaux .... executive consultant (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tony Alan Banks .... production staff (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Eric Fors .... production staff (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Larry Brown .... production staff (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chad E. Cooper .... location manager / stage assistant / ... (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
David S. Rosenthal .... executive consultant (4 episodes, 1996)
Maria Tassoni .... audience coordinator (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
Gary Jacobs .... executive consultant (4 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Ortner .... production staff (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jorma Taccone .... production staff (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
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)
Malia Mangum .... production staff (3 episodes, 2001)
Joane Baptiste .... production assistant / stage assistant (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jason Carlson .... production assistant (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)
Mike Lisbe .... assistant to writers / production assistant (2 episodes, 1997)
Kyle O'Brien .... assistant production 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)
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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Trivia:
Mayor Winston's campaign for US Senate during the fourth season was inspired by the intended US Senate run in 2000 by then real life New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.See more »
Quotes:
Mike:As my assistant, occasionally you may need to assist me.See more »
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Referenced in Date Night (2010)See more »

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why did Nikki, James, and Janelle leave?
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42 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Heather Locklear is a gaping black hole that sucks every last ounce of life out of this formerly incredible series, 24 November 2004
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

"Spin City": Network: ABC; Genre: Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-14 (for language and strong sexual content); Available: syndication; Classification: Contemporary (Star range: 1 - 4);

Season Reviewed: Seasons 5 & 6

To keep this little project manageable I have roped off the new millennium as a starting point to look at television. The trap door in this rule is that if a show was on the air at all after that time I can review the whole thing - except in the instances where that show underwent a change, for better or worse. Unfortunately, as with 'The Drew Carey Show' and 'The Daily Show', 'Spin City' is one such series whose glory days lie before the year 2000 and out of my jurisdiction. Thus, this review is really of a version of 'Spin City' that isn't the heart of this show. It is of a show that had lost it's lead, reshuffled the cast and was on it's dying legs. The change in the show is undeniable, and it would be irresponsible to simply ignore it, but this is not what 'Spin City' really was about.

Created by Bill Lawrence and Gary David Goldberg, 'Spin City' is a traditional sitcom about the womanizing deputy mayor and his staff of spin-masters struggling to save and protect the image of flaky New York City mayor Randall Winston (Barry Bostwick). The real 'Spin City' was driven about Michael J. Fox's terrific lead performance and absolutely impeccable comic delivery (for which he garnered a well-deserved Emmy award and 2 Golden Globes). It crackled with sharp, adult and always laugh-out-loud writing and an awesome ensemble cast to contend with any other on TV. Michael Boatman, Alexander Chapman as James, and Jennifer Esposito's hot Stacey are just 3 of my favorites. And the reunion episode with Christopher Lloyd was superb. Truly one of the funniest shows on the air, It probably gets my vote for the most underrated sitcom of the 90s. During the first 4 years, 'Spin City' was a 4 ½ star show by my scale. It was that good.

At the close of the 2000 season, Fox made a classy exit to fight a private battle with Parkinson's disease. At that signal, the rest of the cast (save for Boatman, Bostwick, Richard Kind and Alan Ruck) jumped overboard like rats form a sinking ship. But all was not quite lost as replacement Charlie Sheen - reportedly hand picked by producer Fox himself - stepped in and stepped up, filling the new role with surprising success and agility. Sheen has picked up Fox's mannerisms for the arrogant Mike Flaherty and incorporated it into his own completely new character, Charlie Crawford (like Fox, taking his own first name). In fact, with this his first project after coming out of rehab, Sheen is something of a revelation here. As hard to believe as it may be for the purists, but he almost comes up to par with Fox.

The fast and steep decline of the series really has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen. I believe it had more to do with the rest of the ensemble leaving and the show making the suicidal decision to shoulder the series on Heather Locklear. 'Spin' then quickly became a 2-person series in which we are supposed to agonize over the sexual tension between the leads and wonder if Sheen and Locklear's characters will get together. It should have occurred to Lawrence that it's fans where smarter than that. Locklear is a black hole that sucks every remaining ounce of life out of 'Spin City'. Sheen's efforts to save the show and the legacy of it's name deserve far better than this. Forget about this. Stick with seasons 1 through 3, and 4 as a bonus, and you will be in good hands.

* ½

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