Spin City

1996 - 2002

CAST MICHAEL J. FOX, BARRY BOSTWICK, RICHARD KIND, ALAN RUCK, MICHAEL BOATMAN, HEATHER LOCKLEAR, CHARLIE SHEEN

CREATORS GARY DAVID GOLDBERG & BILL LAWRENCE

One of America’s favorite performers, Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future), teamed with Gary David Goldberg (Dad), the producer who launched Fox to stardom in Family Ties, for Spin City, a sophisticated ensemble comedy that aired for six seasons on the ABC network. Fox stars as Michael Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, a man who knows how to expertly spin the most difficult situations and is one step ahead of his own basest instincts.

As the right-hand man to Mayor Randall Winston (Barry Boswick), Michael presides over a staff that seems more like a dysfunctional family than a group of co-workers. Mayor Winston, prone to the occasional gaffe, is going through an ugly divorce and grappling with his newly-single status. Paul (Richard Kind), the neurotic press secretary who’s perennially out of the loop, will experience ups and downs with his girlfriend, Claudia (Faith Prince). Michael’s intrepid secretary, Janelle (Victoria Dillard), will be promoted to become the Mayor’s assistant, forcing Mike to hire a new staffer. Rounding out the group are Stuart (Alan Ruck), the chief of staff, who’s convinced he should have Michael’s job; James (Alexander Chaplin), the idealistic young speechwriter from the Midwest; Nikki (Connie Britton), the efficient accountant with a star-crossed personal life; and Carter (Michael Boatman), a gay activist who joined the administration last year as special assistant for minority affairs.

Fox left the series after the fourth season (the season in which Heather Locklear joined the cast), wherein the setting of the show moved from New York City to Los Angeles, and Charlie Sheen took over the lead in the role of Charlie Crawford, new deputy assistant to Mayor Winston.