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From 1996 to 2002, the fictional office staff of New York City’s bungling mayor did their level best to keep the city afloat while juggling the madcap hijinks of their personal lives. Led, in turns, by Michael J. Fox and Charlie Sheen, Spin City turned the classic workplace sitcom into a platform for wry political commentary. The witty cast that rounded out the NYC office were a who’s who of veteran and budding comedians like Richard Kind and Alan Ruck. The series was never afraid to make waves, but it was also devoted to bringing the laughs, and Spin City did just that for six seasons and 145 episodes. But there’s more to this political comedy than just the laughs you saw onscreen. Here are some facts you may not know.

1. The Show Was Created by TV Luminaries

Spin City was the brainchild of two men who had a huge influence on TV during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Gary David Goldberg had distinguished himself by his work on Family Ties. Bill Lawrence would go on to create Scrubs.


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