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Spin City 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1996–2002)
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Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. Mike is later succeeded by Charlie Crawford.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spin See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(145 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When Betty Ford appeared on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, this was only one of three times a first lady has appeared on a sitcom in the history of television. The next time would be Nancy Reagan on Diff'rent Strokes, and finally Michelle Obama appeared on the sitcom Jesse. Marla Maples, the former wife of future president Trump, would appear on Spin City in the 90s. The only time a president has appeared on a sitcom was when Donald Trump appeared on Suddenly Susan and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in the 90s;( although he was not yet president at this point.) Ironically he co-starred with comedienne and future Trump-hater Kathy Griffin. There has been no sitting president that has appeared on a scripted TV show in the history of television. See more »

Quotes

Stuart: Nice dress Nikki. Who are you gonna meet - Felicity?
Nikki: You actually watch Felicity?
Stuart: Not since she cut her hair.
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Alternate Versions

In the episode "A Star is Born" [1.6], there are 2 different primetime versions, one with a storyline involving Ashley Shaffer trying out to be a televion anchor and a second verson completely without her. The differences between these 2 versions are as follows:
  • The original opening sequence features Ashley on a Sunday talk show. In the second version, the footage is replaced with Mike, Nicki and Carter betting on the Super Bowl.
  • The second version's press conference sequence replaces Ashley's lines with those of a different reporter's.
  • The original version has a sequence in which Ashley talks with Mike while walking down the hallway. In the second version, she's replaced with Stuart.
  • The original version contains a sequence where Mike and Ashley are in their apartment watching television, followed by a closing sequence where they make out off camera. In the second version, all of the footage is replaced with a completely different storyline in which Nicki and Carter interview a guy named "Guy" at a focus group meeting, whom both Nicki and Carter develop feelings for. They argue over what Guy's sexual preference is and ask him back to find out for sure, to which he replies that he is gay, but not interested in Carter.
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User Reviews

Great show ......Until Heather Locklear Came Aboard
11 April 2005 | by dlermajr2003See all my reviews

Jeniffer Esposito was the hottest chick they ever had on the show. She was ten times better than Locklear. Don't get me wrong. I like Heather just as much as the next heterosexual male, but I don't think that comedy is for her. Anyway, enough of that.

Michael J. Fox made a great comeback with Spin City and Barry Bostwick really showcased his talent for comedy in this show. I first became familiar with Barry Bostwick in "Weekend at Bernies II." His role in that film was hilarious--he was probably one of very few actors that was funny in that movie. Anyway, I knew him from that and I just knew he would kill on Spin City.

Alan Ruck is "DA BOMB" - NUFF SAID Also, I saw Michael Boatman and didn't think he would be that funny. Since I am a die hard Quantum Leap fan, I recognized Boatman from an episode of Quantum Leap. However, the character he played was serious and tragic. Anyway, I'm glad I was wrong because he was pretty funny in it too.

Charlie Sheen came along and was funny enough for me. Apparently he wasn't too funny for the ratings. Oh well.......everything must come to an end some time.


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