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The Mayor: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: The Mayor gets off to a promising start in its first season, elevated by a charmingly hopeful tone and political humor that reaches amiably across the aisle.


Air date: Oct 3, 2017
Air date: Oct 10, 2017
Air date: Oct 17, 2017
Air date: Oct 31, 2017

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Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years he's toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century -- running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory. With the help of … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2017
Executive Producers: , , ,


Brandon Micheal Hall
as Courtney Rose
Lea Michele
as Valentina Barella
Bernard David Jones
as Jermaine Hardaway
David Spade
as Ed Gunt
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

Producers Jeremy Bronson (Speechless) and Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs have done the impossible: created an entirely un-cynical political parody.

October 16, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's practically begging to be the heir to the Modern Family throne: earnest, family-friendly, smart. (Sleep with one eye open, The Goldbergs.) It's even more sincere than Speechless, and almost as political as black-ish.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The Mayor has enough that I'll be watching it carefully.

October 5, 2017 | Full Review…
The Ringer

"The Mayor," which premieres Tuesday, is one of the shows in this new lineup that has inspired hope - and the pilot doesn't disappoint.

October 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The tone of this rushed effort ... makes it seem a hybrid between the forced punchlines of network sitcoms and the black-centric jokes of much better shows like Atlanta and Insecure, which work because they have space to breathe

October 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This is a peppy, charming comedy whose good vibes and earnest message could not be coming at a better time. The Mayor is thoughtful without being preachy.

October 4, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Common Sense Media

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