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The Mayor: Cancelled or Renewed?

Updated August 21, 2018
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The Mayor is an American television serial which was created by the famous writer, producer, and comedian Jeremy Bronson. The series premiered on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) channel, and it was aired from 3rd October to 12th December 2017. ABC network itself produced the series. The series was led by Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose who wants to be a rapper but becomes the mayor of his hometown instead because of running for publicizing his music. It also starred Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele. Along with Bernard Davis Jones and Marcel Spears who are newcomers, American Broadcasting Company ordered the pilot to the series on 11th May 2017.

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The Mayor Season 1 Plot: What’s it about?

The young rapper Courtney Rose gets his big break after years of struggle in a small apartment in the city and making music from inside the closet in his bedroom. Courtney decides to run for the Mayor of his hometown as he is tired of waiting for an opportunity. The plan was to pull off the publicity stunt of the century by running for the mayor of his town to promote his music career. However, fate had different ideas for him as his master plan goes whirlwind and he ends up being elected as the mayor of his hometown in California. Now, Courtney has to overcome all the odds and work with his mother and friends to transform the city he loves.

The Mayor Season 1 Cast: Who’s in it?

The series is led by Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose who wants to be a rapper but becomes the mayor of his hometown instead because of running for publicizing his music. Yvette Nicole Brown also stars in it as Dina Rose who is Courtney’s biggest fan and is there to keep an eye on the administration and Courtney himself.  Lea Michele stars it as Valentina Barella who was initially a campaign manager for the competing mayor but changed sides to come with Courtney as his chief of staff when she realizes he wants to do good for the town. Bernard Davis Jones plays the role of Jermaine Leforge who is the smooth operator who along with his friend T.K. Clifton (played by Marcel spears) serves as Courtney’s unconventional political aide.

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The Mayor Season 2 Release Date: Renewed or Canceled?

ABC ordered the pilot to the series on 11th May 2017. The Mayor season 1 aired from 3rd October to 13th December 2017.

Although, it received decent reviews from the critics, ABC decided to cancel the show after it’s the first season on January 4th, 2018. They attributed this decision to diminishing DVR viewership and “political fatigue” in the audiences. However, the producers of the show have decided to sell it to other networks, and Hulu is a possibility. The episodes were available to watch on Hulu on a weekly basis and then on ABC’s website ABC.com from 25th January 2018. Its fall finale drew 2.8 million viewers and a 0.8 in adults ranging from age 18 to 49 on the same day. ABC has decided to air a rerun of the hit show Modern Family in the Tuesday 9:30 PM slot where The Mayor used to broadcast.

ABC President Channing Dungey told that The Mayor’s failure “was a little bit of a heartbreak for all of us,” adding, “We really went full-blazes with marketing. It was a top priority for us in terms of the campaign… It did not connect with the audience in the way that we were hoping that it would. I still stand by with the creative. I think we had an incredible cast.”

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