ABC gives one of its few non-Regis meal tickets the big send-off Wednesday night at 9, as Michael J. Fox waves good-bye to his stint as the star of "Spin City." In the hourlong season finale, Deputy Mayor Michael Flaherty (Fox) ends up taking the fall when a mobster's connections to City Hall hit the media. The show makes for a decent enough good-bye, although at an hour, it's way too long -- most of the second half just gives the cast members the chance to sit around and look misty eyed. Still, Fox's presence as a TV regular will be missed, and Wednesday's show suggests plenty of reasons. Watch it, if only so you can compare Fox with his replacement, Charlie Sheen, when he starts next season.
Chris KaltenbachTHE BALTIMORE SUN