Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking a show which had 6 seasons and was a hit in the nineties – Spin City
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty’s place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media..- IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Michael J Fox – Mike Flaherty
Charlie Sheen – Charlie Crawford
Heather Locklear – Caitlin Moore
Richard Kind – Paul Lassiter
+Michael J. Fox’s final episode contained numerous references to his earlier series, Family Ties (1982), including a cameo appearance by Michael Gross (who played Fox’s father in the earlier series), the doctor he plays has a secretary named Mallory, which was Fox’s sister’s name on the show, a reference to a Republican senator named “Alex P. Keaton” (Fox’s earlier character) and Meredith Baxter starred as his mother, who also was his mother in Family Ties (1982).
+ Because he suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, Michael J. Fox would often hide his left hand in his pocket
+ The titles of most of the episodes are a play on famous movies.
+ First in a trio of sitcoms in which Charlie Sheen portrays a character named Charlie. Two and a Half Men and Anger Management are the others.
+ The series could have ended when Michael J. Fox left the series