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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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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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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 (Michael J. Fox) and his City Hall staff must stop the dim-witted Mayor Randall Winston (Barry Bostwick) of New York City from embarrassing himself in front of the media and the voters. The staff consists of Caitlin Moore (Heather Locklear) the Communications Director, Carter Haywood (Michael Boatman) the head of Minority Affairs, Stuart Bondek (Alan Ruck) the Chief of Staff, Paul Lassiter (Richard Kind) the Press Secretary, James Hobert (Alexander Chaplin), the Mayor's Speech Writer, and Nikki Faber (Connie Britton) accountant. In the final two seasons of the show, Mike was replaced by Charlie Crawford (Charlie 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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Comedy

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Trivia

Carla Gugino originally had second billing as reporter Ashley Schaeffer, carrying on a secret romance with Mike Flaherty (Michael J. Fox) during the first season. She was subsequently written out to make Mike unattached, allowing more storylines. See more »

Quotes

[On erections]
Nikki: Can't you guys control those things?
Stuart: Not always.
Mike: You can scold it, or smack it around a little bit. That only seems to encourage it.
Nikki: I am fascinated.
James: Sometimes all it takes is a thought, memory... sometimes all it takes is a slight breeze.
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Alternate Versions

The original airing of "Internal Affairs" [3.16] had closing credits that automatically segued into "Sports Night," which at the time aired afterwards, by having Mike and Nicki watch the show on the couch. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.93 (2013) See more »

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Heather Locklear kills another good show.
22 August 2003 | by shrek2004See all my reviews

Michael J. Fox is a terrific actor. The supporting cast for this show

were a witty team. However, for some reason the secretary Stacy

was replaced by Heather Locklear. Heather really killed this show,

it was almost dead even by the time MJF left. When she was

added, all the other charactars were pushed to the background

and we hardly ever saw them anymore. Instead, we saw a lot of

Heather interacting with Michael in a strange, contrived way. Then

when Michael J. Fox left, they brought Charlie Sheen in. Charlie

Sheen was all right, but at this point the show was unbearable to

watch because of Locklear's wooden acting abilities and the way

the other cast members (which had dwindled to just four, counting

the Mayor) were shown only once or twice per show. If Locklear had not been brought in and the other cast members

had remained with the show, this show could have survived even

without Fox. This show went off the air in 2002. If you happen to

catch it in reruns, only watch the MJF episodes and the first few

Charlie Sheen episodes, but no more than that.


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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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