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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

Michael J. Fox's final episode contained numerous references to his earlier series, "Family Ties (1982)," including a cameo appearance by Michael Gross (who played Fox's father in the earlier series), the doctor he played has a secretary named Mallory, which was Fox's sister's name on the show, a reference to a Republican Senator named "Alex P. Keaton" (Fox's earlier character). Also, Meredith Baxter appeared as his mother in earlier episodes, and also was his mother in "Family Ties (1982)." See more »

Quotes

Stuart: I take my coffee the way I take my women.
Stacey: Are you sure you want to pay 75 bucks for a cup of coffee?
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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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Featured in Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) See more »

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most underrated!
29 March 2008 | by bennett-lauSee all my reviews

Classy, Witty, Satirical, Dynamic...

Seasons 1-4 TV series brings a half hour of highly enjoyable escapism. Well loved characters. Michael J Fox is the glue for the whole show. It started with him and unfortunately the show died without him.

The strong ensemble cast gave the show depth and representation, from Carter to James you felt that the show had a commentary from a broad spectrum of characters, not particular deep as perhaps west wing, but that is not the intention. you become invested in the T&T of these characters, as with all good shows, they bring familiarity, social commentary at its light entertainment best.

This show like "friends " was a staple diet during my university years. Recently i have got my hands on the whole series of shows. It was a pleasure to revisit this comedy. Good luck to Mr Fox's foundation on Parkinson's research.


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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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