New this year on ABC, The Mayor TV show centers on a musician who stages a political campaign to boost his career and ends up winning his election in an upset. Last season, the Alphabet Network introduced four comedies and cancelled two of them, so it seems like this sitcom starts out with more or less even odds at success. Will The Mayor be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An ABC comedy series from creator Jeremy Bronson, The Mayor stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, Yvette Nicole Brown, and David Spade. After years of drudgery, hip-hop artist Courtney Rose (Hall) decides he needs a publicity stunt to create some buzz around his fledgling music career. To that end, he runs for mayor of his hometown of Fort Grey, California and scores a surprise win. While Courtney’s intelligence and creativity lend themselves well to his new position, this is his first full-time occupation, so he needs a little help growing into the role. Fortunately, he gets it from his mom, Dina (Brown), friends TK (Spears) and Jermaine (Jones), and Chief of Staff, Valentina Barella (Michele). **See update, below.
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What do you think? Do you like The Mayor TV series on ABC? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
1/5 update: ABC has cancelled The Mayor before season one finished airing, but the studio hasn’t given up. Details here.