Spun out

Network axes Spin City

American TV bosses have axed Spin City.

It's one of a string of shows dropped by the struggling ABC network in a bid to reverse a 23 per cent drop in viewers last season.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the long-running sitcom Dharma and Greg have also been cancelled.

Spin City has been on the air since 1996, and stars Heather Locklear and Charlie Sheen - who took over from Michael J Fox who quit after revealing he had Parkinson's disease.

Replacement shows include the comedies Less Than Perfect, a sitcom set at a TV network, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter starring John Ritter and Life with Bonnie, a family comedy starring Bonnie Hunt.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire will return for occasional specials, the network said.

Unveiling the new schedules, ABC entertainment president Susan Lyne said: "The core goal for us is to stop the downward trend in our ratings."

Published: 15 May 2002

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