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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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2002   2001   2000   1999   1998   1997   … See all »
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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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

Certificate:

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Trivia

Seven of the main cast members also appeared on Scrubs (2001). Michael J. Fox - Dr. Kevin Casey ("My Catalyst" and "My Porcelain God"); Richard Kind - Harvey Corman ("My New Friend", "My Fault", "My Malpractical Decision", and "My Female Trouble"); Barry Bostwick - Mr. Randolph ("My Dirty Secret"); Michael Boatman - Ron Laver ("My Roommates"); Alexander Chaplin (Gaberman) - Sam Thompson ("My Moment of Un-Truth", "My Rite of Passage", "My Scrubs"); Heather Locklear - Julie Keaton ("My First Step" and "My Fruit Cups") and Alan Ruck - Mr. Bragin ("My Lucky Day"). See more »

Quotes

Janelle Cooper: [after beating Stewart in Air Hockey] Stewart, here's the fax you've been waiting for. And a message from Roberta in payroll. Oh, and I almost forgot. I also have your pride, self-respect, and what's left of your manhood.
Carter: You should get that back. Might need that someday.
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Alternate Versions

In the primetime version of "How to Bury a Millionaire" [4.8}, the closing credits originally had lyrics to accompany the music to the Shaft parody. The syndication version omits the lyrics and only features the music. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Match Game: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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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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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Runtime:

(145 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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