Show who's cast was originally led by Michael J. Fox who's role was later handed over to Charlie Sheen. The series focuses on the Mayor of New York City, Randall Winston, and his staff as they run the city—although the main person in charge is Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty. Mike is excellent at his job, dealing with spin and lies, but not so good with his personal life, which he often neglects.

Other members of staff at City Hall include press secretary Paul Lassiter, the office cheapskate, suck-up, and noted coward, who has a habit of being a loudmouth and is often kept in the dark about things; chief of staff Stuart Bondek, who loves the ladies and is often very sexist; and head of minority affairs Carter Heywood, a gay black man with a suicidal dog named Rags.