Spin City


Seasons & Episodes

  • 6
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  • 4
  • 3
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  • 1
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7.3| TV-14| en| More Info
Released: 17 September 1996 Ended
Producted By: DreamWorks Television
Country: United States of America
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
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Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and much-needed handler. Mike runs the city with the help of his oddball staff: an anxious and insecure press secretary; a sexist, boorish chief of staff; an impeccably groomed gay activist running minority affairs; a sharp and efficient, man-crazy accountant; and an idealistic young speechwriter. Like Mike, they are all professionally capable but personally challenged.


Drama, Comedy

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Karry Best movie of this year hands down!
CommentsXp Best movie ever!
Bob This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Fleur Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
fkdurrani Well i have read many comments here describing this is Michael J Fox show or this is Charlie Sheen Show. I would like to say that this was a unique show where every actor played his or her part very well and we have wonderful 6 years of joy and happiness. For me it had three different phases. Phase 1: First three season of Michael J Fox and the team. Every body did play their part very well and a wonderful chemistry between Mike and Nikke made me forget about Ross and Rachel.Phase2: Season 4 with the entry of Heather Locklear and her interaction with Michael J Fox. I was sad as Michael had to leave but he did a great job in holding up and if some characters were not involved in the later season..i have to say i was not at all surprised.Phase 3: Season 5 and Season 6....wonderful performance from Charlie, Heather and the rest of the team..especially the Mayor and Carter as they have much more stronger screen presence and they all did their job very well and provided us two wonderful seasons.So folks...if you watch it and then watch it for what it is..not like Mike is gone..it is not going to be the same...etc etc. For me it was like a fun ride though different stages and once you make your mind you love it for what it is...My vote..10 out 10....have fun with the show!!!!!!!!!!!
liqvid I just felt I had to add a comment after reading the one from shrek2004. I too, loved Spin City with Michael J. Fox and Jennifer Esposito and was also concerned that their replacements would have a lot to live up to. Unlike the previous comment though, I found they worked very well and Heather Locklear was a great addition and to say she is wooden is not only unfair but entirely wrong! OK, you may be thinking I am being swayed by the fact she is extremely beautiful but I am also not that shallow and found she took to comedy acting very well and added another dimension to the show from all the "blokey" humour. Charlie Sheen, although not a Shakspearian class actor is always fun to watch and their chemistry (Sheen and Locklear) works very well. So, if you get a chance to watch the "New Class", give it a chance because it is still very funny and the new kids are alright (in my book!).
superscal23 Spin City was a great show for the first three years, okay for a year, and bad for the last two. From what I've read on IMDb, I'm the one who didn't like Michael J. Fox from Family Ties and Back to the Future. I also don't like some of the things I've heard him say in interviews, but that all goes away when he is playing Mike Flaherty. That, I believe, is a sign of a good actor.This show is by Mike, for Mike, and about Mike, and for the first 3 years of the show, it worked, and worked well. Bringing in Heather Locklear served its intended purpose, which was to create competition for Mike, but it did not work. This show was at its best when Mike was in command of his team of dunces, including the mayor.In the beginning, Carla Gugino played Mike's love interest, and that created some great moments just in the first 12 episodes. Mike is the Deputy mayor of New York City, and Gugino, as Ashley, was a City Hall reporter. Not a totally original concept, but it worked really well. After the original 12 episode run, they decided that they had enough show without the Ashley character. Apparently it came as a surprise to the producers of the show that New York City politics was enough to stand on its own. So much so that no character other than Mike was ever really explored on this show. All the other characters are very simple, but very funny. Stuart is the sex obsessed wacko. Carter is the homosexual, token black wacko. Nikki is the unlucky in love, neurotic wacko. James is the naive wacko. Stacy is the foul-mouthed Brooklynite wacko. Paul is just plain wacko.What made the first 3 seasons great were the story lines and the performances of Michael J. Fox and Barry Bostwick. The fact that they used politics without politicizing the show just makes it a stroke of genius. Think about this: the show is about politics, and it never once got preachy. In fact, I don't believe they ever come out and say what political party the staff is representing. Reading between the lines, you can figure out that they are Democrats, but that is not the point of the show in any way. Others may find this a detriment to the show, meaning it was not socially relevant. This is true, it was not. But it was funny. That was really the bottom line of this show. It was just funny. Nothing more, nothing less. The jokes made you laugh. Whether its a joke about the Pope, or the state of Wisconsin, or homosexuality, or an overflowing toilet (perhaps the single best moment ever on the show).This show lost me in the fourth season when Heather Locklear came on board. Her character took charge of the office, and the energy that came with Mike in control was gone. In addition, with two well known stars on the show, the other characters were literally filtered out. I would have loved to see Caitlin take on Stacey, but Jennifer Esposito left as Heather Locklear came on. Of course, Mike and Caitlin eventually fell for each other, but it never really worked, and shortly thereafter, Mike was gone. I personally consider the Charlie Sheen years to be a completely different show, not worthy of comment.
ElskerJer Spin City, is simply the best comedy-series EVER!!!! I have never seen a comedy, better then Spin City!!! It's perfect!!! It's sexy, funny, cute, sweet, hot and lovely!!! It's sexy because Stuart and Charlie is SO perverted, and because Stuart, Charlie, Mike, James and Carter are cute!! It's funny, because the Mayor and Paul is SO stupid!!! It's sweet, Because, the cute guys, say or do something, there's so cute!!! There maybe hurt them!!! And it's hot, because of all those cute guys, and lovely, because of it all!!!From Long to Short >> I LOVE IT!!!!!! IT'S JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing, NOTHING is better, than Spin City!!! A huge Thank U 4 Gary David Goldberg and Bill Lawrence 3rd, for creating Spin City!!!