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Spin City

Series Summary
New York Mayor Randall Winston needs help running the city. So, for much of the series, he counts on Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty to help him. Flaherty, usually a man who is calm and organized, can "spin" out of control when it comes to his personal life, the ditzy mayor, and his abnormal co-workers. For the show's final two seasons, Flaherty is replaced as deputy mayor by Charlie Crawford after Michael J. Fox, who played Flaherty, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and left the show.

Air Dates: 1996 - 2002

Genres: Sitcom

Network: ABC

  • Season 6, Ep. 20 : Look Who's Not Talking Apr 23, 2002

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    Caitlin breaks up with Tom (guest star Perry King) and things with Charlie reach a new level; Paul and Carter feel threatened by the mayor's temp.

  • Season 6, Ep. 19 : Let's Give Them Something to Talk About Apr 16, 2002

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    Caitlin goes to a therapist after she and Charlie kiss; Paul appears on a controversial radio talk show.

  • Season 6, Ep. 18 : An Affair Not to Remember Apr 9, 2002

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    A college flashback makes Caitlin realize she met Charlie years ago; Paul musters the courage to date again after his divorce. Perry King guest stars.

  • Season 6, Ep. 17 : Age Against the Machine Mar 26, 2002

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    Charlie can't keep up with his new 23-year-old girlfriend, who likes to party all night; a prominent member of the gay community invites the mayor to a fund-raising gala.

  • Season 6, Ep. 16 : Eyes Wide Open Mar 19, 2002

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    When Carter takes off for a meeting, Charlie is left in charge of his "little brother.".

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Based on both content and time slot - between "Home Improvement" and "NYPD Blue" - Spin City is potentially the breakout hit of the season. [17 Sept 1996] show more

  • Reunited with "Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg, movie star Michael J. Fox scores a landslide victory in his terrific TV comeback. [16 Sept 1996, p.35] show more

  • Every few years, if we're lucky, a new sitcom arrives that is so effortlessly funny, its characters so perfectly realized, that it seems more like a third-season opener than a fresh-from-the-box pilot. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was that way; so were "Taxi," "Cheers" and "Frasier," to name a few others...I may be overstating things, but I don't think I am, by placing tonight's Michael J. Fox showcase, ABC's Spin City, in the same league. [17 Sept 1996, p.70] show more

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