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BRIEF SERIES DESCRIPTION

The trials and tribulations that accompany being the Deputy Mayor to the somtimes bungling, but well-meaning Mayor of New York City.
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GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Situation Comedy
SETTING: New York City, New York; Mayor’s Office
FILMING LOCATION: ABC Studios, New York City, NY
STATION: ABC
AIR DATES: September 17, 1996 – April 30, 2002
NUMBER OF EPISODES: 145
NORMAL RUNNING TIME: 30 Minutes

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CREATOR: Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence
PRODUCER: Walter Barnett, Chris Case, Amy Cohen, Chris Henchy, Tim Hobert, Michelle Nadel, Jon Pollack, Tad Quill, David Ronn, Steve Rose, Jay Scherick
CO-PRODUCER: Jon Michel
CONSULTING PRODUCER: Danelle Black
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Stephen Godchaux, Tom Hertz
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Randall Wintston
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Andy Cadiff, Richard Day, Michael J. Fox, Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence, DAvid S. Rosenthall
EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT: Michael J. Fox (Only for Episodes “Hello Charlies” through “A Tale of Four Cities”)
FILM EDITOR: Noel Rogers
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Richard Quinlan
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Cabot McMullen
ART DIRECTOR: Doug Ellis
SET DECORATOR: Andrew Baseman, Diana White
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Shelly Palmer
MAKE-UP: Matiki Anoff (key), Lynn Campbell (key), Bron Roylance
HAIR STYLING: Beatrice De Alba (key), Michelle Johnson (key)
COSTUME DESIGN: Patricia Field, Rebecca W. Field
STUNT CO-ORDINATOR: Blaise Corrigan
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Dreamworks SKG, Lottery Hill Entertainment, UBU Productions
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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Deputy Mayor Michael Flaherty…Michael J. Fox (1996-2000)
Deputy Mayor Charlie Crawford…Charlie Sheen (2000-2002)
Ashley Schaeffer…Carla Gugino (1996)
Caitlin Moore…Heather Loclear (1999-2002)
Mayor Randall Winston…Barry Bostwick
Carter Sebastian Heywood…Michael Boatman
Stuart Bondek…Alan Ruck
Paul Thomas Lassiter…Richard Kind
Nicole ‘Nicki’ Catherine Faber…Connie Britton (1996-2000)
James Leonard Hobert III…Alexander Chapman (1996-2000)
Janelle Cooper…Victoria Dillard (1996-2000)
Stacey Paterno…Jennifer Esposito (1997-1999)
Angie Ordoniz…Lana Parrilla (2000-2001)
Officer Carney…Robert Maschio (1996-2001)
Claudia Sachs Lassiter…Faith Prince (1997-2000)
Helen Winston…Deborah Rush (1996-1997)
Karen…Taylor Stanley (1996-1997)
Michael J. Fox’s Stunt Double…Charles Croughwell (1996-2000)

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AWARDS AND HONORS

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Shelly Palmer
CATEGORY: Top TV Series
RESULT: Won

Casting Society of America Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Bonnie Finnegan
CATEGORY: Best Casting for a TV Pilot
RESULT: Won

The Emmy Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Won

GLADD Media Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Outstanding TV Comedy
RESULT: Won

Golden Globe Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Nominated

Golden Satellite Awards, 1997

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Musical Or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Best TV Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox, 1998
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

GLAAD Media Awards, 1998

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Outstanding TV Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

Golden Globe Awards, 1998

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Best TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Nominated

Golden Satellite Awards, 1998

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Best TV Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

Image Awards, 1998

NOMINEE: Michael Boatman
CATEGORY: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

International Monitor Awards, 1998

NOMINEE: Andy Cadiff
CATEGORY: Directing a Film-Originated TV Series: “In the Head of the Day”
RESULT: Won

American Comedy Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series Leading Role
RESULT: Nominated

The Emmy Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

GLAAD Media Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Outstanding TV Series
RESULT: Nominated

Genesis Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Spin City episode “The Deer Hunter”
CATEGORY: Comedy Series
RESULT: Won

Golden Globe Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Best TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Nominated

Golden Satellite Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

Image Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael Boatman
CATEGORY: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Male in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Won

TV Guide Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Favorite Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

American Comedy Awards, 1999

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series Leading Role
RESULT: Nominated

The Emmy Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Richard Quinlan
CATEGORY: Cinematographer for Multi-Camera Series: “Goodbye”
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Rich Jacob, George Meyer, Craig Porter & John McDonald
CATEGORY: Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series of Special: “Goodbye”
RESULT: Nominated

Golden Globe Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Lead Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Heather Locklear
CATEGORY: Lead Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Spin City
CATEGORY: Best TV Comedy or Musical
RESULT: Nominated

Image Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Michael Boatman
CATEGORY: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Male in a Comedy Series
RESULT:Won

TV Guide Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Michael J. Fox
CATEGORY: Favorite Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

The Emmy Awards, 2001

NOMINEE: Mikel Neiers
CATEGORY: Cinematographer for Multi-Camera Series: “Hello Charlie ”
RESULT: Nominated

Image Awards, 2001

NOMINEE: Michael Boatman
CATEGORY: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

The Alma Awards, 2001

NOMINEE: Charlie Sheen
CATEGORY: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

The Golden Globe Awards, 2002

NOMINEE: Charlie Sheen
CATEGORY: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Heather Locklear
CATEGORY: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
RESULT: Nominated

The Alma Awards, 2002

NOMINEE: Charlie Sheen
CATEGORY: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
RESULT: Nominated

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EXTRAS

Trivia

The co-creator of this series, Gary David Goldberg, was also the creator of Michael J. Fox’s previous television hit, Family Ties.

Michael J. Fox’s company, Lottery Hill, was a producer of this program.

Michael J. Fox left the series in 2000 because he wished to devote more of his time to Parkinson’s Disease research and activism.

Quotes

Mr. Mayor, would you consider marching in the Gay Pride Parade this week?

What are you, drunk?

–Interviewer and Mayor Wilson

My grandmother though that a homosexual was a person who slept with one person their whole life. We were going to let it slide but she kept telling the mailman she was a homosexual.

–Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty

I remember the first time I was mugged. It was by a woman. She came up to me, made small talk, put her hand in my pocket and made off with my wallet.

That’s horrible!

I’ve paid more to get less.

–Stuart and James

Picture Gallery

Episode Guides (See Pages Below)

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 1

EPISODE NUMBER :: 1.01 EPISODE TITLE :: Pilot ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 17, 1996 GUEST STARS :: Taylor Stanley as Karen; Victoria Dillard as Janelle WRITER :: Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence DIRECTOR :: Tommy Schlamme PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Michael Flaherty and his staff work to find ways to avoid a garbage strike …

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 2

EPISODE NUMBER :: 2.01 EPISODE TITLE :: Paul Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 24, 1997 GUEST STARS :: Paula Marshall as Laurie Parres; Mark Linn-Baker as Dr. Benjamin; Lisa Louise Langford as Reporter #1; John Scurti as Reporter #2; Faith Prince as Claudia WRITER :: Bill Lawrence DIRECTOR :: Andy …

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 3

EPISODE NUMBER :: 3.01 EPISODE TITLE :: Dead Dog Talking ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 22, 1998 GUEST STARS :: Conan O’Brien as Conan; Heidi Klum as Herself; David Letterman as Voice of Rags as uncredited;; Stewart J. Zully as Reporter #1; Sue Jin Song as Reporter #2; Lannyl Stephens as Mother WRITER :: Tom …

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 4

EPISODE NUMBER :: 4.01 EPISODE TITLE :: Catcher in the Bronx ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 21, 1999 GUEST STARS :: Heidi Klum as Herself; Chris Berman as Himself; James Carville as Himself; Roger Clemens as Himself; Chuck Bunting as Fan; Stacey Ann Logan as Nurse WRITER :: Tom Hertz DIRECTOR :: Andy Cadiff PLOT …

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 5

EPISODE NUMBER :: 5.01 EPISODE TITLE :: Hello Charlie ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: October 18, 2000 GUEST STARS :: Marcia Cross as Joan Calvin; Kimberley Davies as Inga; Barry Wiggins as Bartender; Lisa Dinkins as Reporter #1; Charlie Hartsock as Reporter #2 WRITER :: Tom Hertz DIRECTOR :: Ted Wass PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Charlie Crawford …

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“Spin City”: Episode Guide Season 6

EPISODE NUMBER :: 6.01 EPISODE TITLE :: The Arrival (Part 1) ORIGINAL AIR DATE :: September 25, 2001 GUEST STARS :: Michael J. Fox as Mike; Ted Shackelford as Barry; Farrah Fawcett as Judge Claire Simmons; Jorge Garcia as Cabbie WRITER :: Tom Hertz DIRECTOR :: Ted Wass PLOT DESCRIPTION :: Mike shows up at …

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