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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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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Solid, under-appreciated show for the first 3 seasons 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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33 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Solid, under-appreciated show for the first 3 seasons, 22 July 2004
Author: superscal23 from United States

Spin City was a great show for the first three years, okay for a year, and bad for the last two. From what I've read on IMDb, I'm the one who didn't like Michael J. Fox from Family Ties and Back to the Future. I also don't like some of the things I've heard him say in interviews, but that all goes away when he is playing Mike Flaherty. That, I believe, is a sign of a good actor.

This show is by Mike, for Mike, and about Mike, and for the first 3 years of the show, it worked, and worked well. Bringing in Heather Locklear served its intended purpose, which was to create competition for Mike, but it did not work. This show was at its best when Mike was in command of his team of dunces, including the mayor.

In the beginning, Carla Gugino played Mike's love interest, and that created some great moments just in the first 12 episodes. Mike is the Deputy mayor of New York City, and Gugino, as Ashley, was a City Hall reporter. Not a totally original concept, but it worked really well. After the original 12 episode run, they decided that they had enough show without the Ashley character. Apparently it came as a surprise to the producers of the show that New York City politics was enough to stand on its own. So much so that no character other than Mike was ever really explored on this show.

All the other characters are very simple, but very funny. Stuart is the sex obsessed wacko. Carter is the homosexual, token black wacko. Nikki is the unlucky in love, neurotic wacko. James is the naive wacko. Stacy is the foul-mouthed Brooklynite wacko. Paul is just plain wacko.

What made the first 3 seasons great were the story lines and the performances of Michael J. Fox and Barry Bostwick. The fact that they used politics without politicizing the show just makes it a stroke of genius. Think about this: the show is about politics, and it never once got preachy. In fact, I don't believe they ever come out and say what political party the staff is representing. Reading between the lines, you can figure out that they are Democrats, but that is not the point of the show in any way. Others may find this a detriment to the show, meaning it was not socially relevant. This is true, it was not. But it was funny. That was really the bottom line of this show. It was just funny. Nothing more, nothing less. The jokes made you laugh. Whether its a joke about the Pope, or the state of Wisconsin, or homosexuality, or an overflowing toilet (perhaps the single best moment ever on the show).

This show lost me in the fourth season when Heather Locklear came on board. Her character took charge of the office, and the energy that came with Mike in control was gone. In addition, with two well known stars on the show, the other characters were literally filtered out. I would have loved to see Caitlin take on Stacey, but Jennifer Esposito left as Heather Locklear came on. Of course, Mike and Caitlin eventually fell for each other, but it never really worked, and shortly thereafter, Mike was gone.

I personally consider the Charlie Sheen years to be a completely different show, not worthy of comment.

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