Picks and Pans Review: Spin City
ABC (Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. ET)
Michael J. Fox, his movie career having temporarily stalled, returns to TV in this heavily hyped sitcom. Fox, playing New York City's deputy mayor, retains his wonderful timing and delivery, adroitly hitting his stride in his one-on-one romantic scenes with costar Carla Gugino. But the political satire that makes up the rest of the show is toothless, corny, passé. A series whose very first joke involves using New Jersey as a garbage dump (see Allen, Woody, circa 1963), that features a WASP mayor in the New York of the '90s—hello?—and that includes a barrage of pointless jokes about gays is a series that's just a little bit out of touch.
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