Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot

First Aired: September 17, 1996

In the pilot, New York's deputy mayor Michael Flaherty (Michael J. Fox) finds himself trying to keep the lid on an impending sanitation-workers strike and some politically incorrect remarks made by his boss (Barry Bostwick). Ashley: Carla Gugino. Stuart: Alan Ruck. Paul: Richard Kind.

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  • Premiered: September 17, 1996
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: New York City's unflappable, charismatic deputy mayor makes his clueless boss look good in this sharply written, well-played sitcom. Parkinson's disease forced Michael J. Fox to leave the show in 2000, the year he won the Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in… (more)

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