The Rivals is the 5th episode of Season 1 of Spin City.

Synopsis Edit

The former Mayor of New York is a constant critic of the current administration, and a plan to appease him has tragic and hilarious consequences. Meanwhile, Michael and Ashley try to avoid their annoying new neighbors.

Starring Edit

Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty
Carla Gugino as Ashley Schaeffer
Richard Kind as Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck as Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman as Carter Heywood
Connie Britton as Nikki Faber
Alexander Chaplin as James Hobert
and Barry Bostwick as Randall Winston


Tom Lacy as Mayor Garfield
Bray Poor as Yale
Welker White as Maria
Edmond Ikeda as Mr. Fong
Mario Mendoza as Jesus
John Bland as First Reporter
Kim Yancey as Second Reporter
Amy Hohn as Third Reporter
Avery Glymph as Fourth Reporter
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