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A half-hour situation comedy about the trials and tribulations of the Deputy Mayor of New York City. As troubleshooter for an ambitious but sometimes overwhelmed Mayor, Michael Flaherty presides over a staff that acts more like a dysfunctional family than a group of political insiders.
199724 episodes
X-RayTV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Pilot
    September 16, 1996
    23min
    TV-14
    In the political arena, Mike deals with a garbage strike and an offhanded comment that the Mayor makes. On the personal front, Mike tries to come to terms with his living situation.
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  2. S1 E2 - Pride and Prejudice
    October 7, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    When Mike allows a female news reporter to do a story on him, it backfires when a comment he makes makes Ashley angry. Carter goes around Mike to get the Mayor to address an important issue.
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  3. S1 E3 - The Great Pretender
    September 23, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike is voted sexiest man in New York by “Manhattan Magazine” which causes problems in his love life.
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  4. S1 E4 - The Apartment
    September 30, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike and the Mayor work around the clock to negotiate an end to the garbage strike leaving Stuart in charge of the office. Life is so hectic that Ashley and Mike never get to see each other.
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  5. S1 E5 - Rivals
    October 14, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    The former Mayor is a constant critic of the present administration, and a plan to appease him has tragic and hilarious consequences. Mike and Ashley try to avoid their new neighbors.
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  6. S1 E6 - A Star Is Born
    October 21, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike must decide whether to dump Mayor Winston's controversial nominee for chancellor of public schools.
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  7. S1 E7 - Grand Illusion
    October 28, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Carter and Nikki stage a fake wedding to protest the Mayor’s position on same sex marriages. Meanwhile, Ashley does everything in her power to get a meaningful assignment in her new job.
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  8. S1 E8 - The Competition
    November 25, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    On Thanksgiving, Mike becomes fiercely competitive with the Chief of Staff at the City Councilman’s office over their yearly wager of who can cook more meals for the homeless.
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  9. S1 E9 - The High and The Mighty
    November 11, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Michael needs a favor from a famed New York developer. Paul finds it hard to crow about the city’s lowered crime rate since he’s just become the victim of a robbery --again.
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  10. S1 E10 - Meet Tommy Dugan
    November 18, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    Michael learns how to get in touch with the common man when Tommy Dugan is mayor for a day and becomes a media sensation. Mayor Winston struggles to address unfavorable focus group results.
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  11. S1 E11 - Dog Day Afternoon
    December 9, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    In an attempt to patch things up between the Mayor and the Police Commissioner, Michael engineers a tribute to the Commissioner’s ex-canine partner. Ashley finally gets the City Hall beat.
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  12. S1 E12 - Criss Cross
    December 16, 1996
    22min
    TV-14
    When the Mayor becomes too sick to make an appearance on “Cross Fire”, Mike must go in his place. Things heat up in the office when James, Nikki and Karen are caught in a love triangle.
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  13. S1 E13 - Bye Bye Love
    January 6, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    Everyone in the office must rally around Mike when they return from vacation to find out Ashley has left him.
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  14. S1 E14 - Starting Over
    January 13, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    With Mike officially “in play” and every woman in City Hall vying for a date with him, it is non other than Courtney Thorne Smith who gets the first shot.
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  15. S1 E15 - An Affair To Remember
    February 17, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike must keep the Mayor from committing political suicide when it looks as though he may use his 50th birthday as an excuse to have an affair.
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  16. S1 E16 - Gabby's Song
    January 27, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike tries to ingratiate himself with the new female Chief of Staff in the Councilman’s office but becomes frustrated when his normal tactics won’t work on her.
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  17. S1 E17 - Kiss Me, Stupid
    February 10, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    In a Valentine’s Day themed episode Mike and Carter end up an unlikely couple in a farce brought upon by Carter’s ex returning to proclaim he’s gone straight.
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  18. S1 E18 - Snowbound
    February 24, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    When a major snowstorm hits Manhattan, it causes a chain reaction of mishaps at City Hall.
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  19. S1 E19 - Striptease
    March 3, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    Michael discovers that his new girlfriend, Gayley, is paying for law school by moonlighting as a stripper. Meanwhile, Claudia catches Paul in a lie and Nikki dominates Stuart with her mind.
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  20. S1 E20 - Deaf Becomes Her
    March 17, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    It’s damage control time when the Mayor’s inept new sign language interpreter offends the deaf community. Michael rushes to appease one of its leaders before she organizes a demonstration.
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  21. S1 E21 - Bone Free
    April 28, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    When the Mayor gets an erection at a press conference, Michael must come up with an excuse for the Mayor’s apparent snub to a women’s rights advocate.
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  22. S1 E22 - Mayor Who Came To Dinner
    May 5, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    The Mayor moves in with Mike after he separates with his wife, much to Mike’s chagrin. Meanwhile Isaac Mizrahi, helps the Mayor’s office with a charity fashion show.
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  23. S1 E23 - Hot in the City
    May 12, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    Mike struggles with his ex-girlfriend, who is desperate to bear his child. He’s also playing peacemaker after the Mayor’s ill-chosen words split up a band just before their reunion concert.
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  24. S1 E24 - Mayor Over Miami
    March 31, 1997
    22min
    TV-14
    When the Mayor skips town with Paul after receiving his divorce papers, Mike must cover for the missing Mayor before his planned State Of The City address.
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Details

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Content advisory
Sexual content
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Thomas Schlamme
Producers
Gary David Goldberg
Starring
Barry BostwickMichael J. FoxRichard Kind
Studio
Paramount Pictures
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