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Would "Spin City" had lasted a few more seasons...


*...had most obviously, Michael J. Fox not been forced to leave the series after the fourth season due to his health issues.

*Had 9/11 not happened prior to its final season? It seemed like after that event, it no longer made much sense to do a light-hearted political sitcom set in New York City.

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I think it could've had 8 or 9 and finished around 2004/05 had MJF been able to stay.

Regarding 9/11, I doubt that had much effect on it - the political aspect that is. Many NY based showed stayed on beyond that (Becker and Friends for example).

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But those shows were not politically based.

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Granted this show was set in the Mayors office, but I doubt it was that politically based either. It was more around the office atmosphere itself - the staff, their relationships, and their lives.

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It was based on both. Politics and lives of the staff. In fact, the Mayor's politics played a big part in the show, especially towards the end of run as the Mayor runs for senator.

The Mayor's office wasn't backdrop. It was integral to the show.

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It could have lasted a long time with MJF


He was so cute and likeable

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The show wasn't about anything directly linked to 9/11 other than being set in NY.

Friends carried on as normal. The show ended because it went downhill after MJF left. That's all.

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