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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Mayor's name is "Randall Winston". The Associate Producer's name is also Randall Keenan Winston. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Look at Dick Clark. Not a grey hair on his head and he's as popular now as he was 100 years ago.
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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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A funny look at the inside of a political office. And Heather Locklear continues to look just fine.
1 November 2000 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

I just started watching this sitcom just this past season, and though it's not an all time great show it has enough humor and wit to make it enjoyable to watch. Primarily the reasons I started watching "Spin City" in it's fourth season are Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear you can tell that great chemistry exist between the two. Though take nothing away from Michael J. Fox he was brilliant as always, but his replacement Sheen seems to be filling the big shoes well. I always liked Charlie it's nice to once again see him getting work in Hollywood even if it is on TV instead of the big screen. Sheen is not only great but hilarious as the womanizing assistant deputy mayor. Locklear complements him perfect as a direct straight to the point assistant who keeps him on his toes, and just to mention you thought Heather was a knockout back during her "Melrose Place" days then prepare to be double knocked out she continues to look fine wherever she goes I tell you Heather is my dream woman for life. The supporting cast is decent with the intelligent Michael Boatman and funny Alan Ruck and Barry Bostwick is very suitable as a crazy unaware New York City mayor. Start watching this show if you haven't already Sheen and Locklear are a delight also "Spin City" provides great laughs. It's nice to make fun of the political world for a change.


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