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The Mayor: Season 1 (2017-2018)



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 24, 2017
Air date: Oct 31, 2017
Air date: Nov 7, 2017
Air date: Nov 14, 2017
Air date: Dec 5, 2017
Air date: Dec 12, 2017
Air date: Jan 9, 2018
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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
Thomas F. Wilson
as Governor Fillucci
Kristen Johnston
as Police Chief Fox
Arsenio Hall
as Rev. Okoye
Kali Hawk
as Amber
Meagan Tandy
as Danielle
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

The pilot doesn't encourage viewers to return for episode two.

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Mayor is a sweet show, one that takes an on-the-nose concept-someone runs for public office in order to be famous, but then actually wins-and imbues it with so much heart and humor.

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…
The Daily Beast

The premise is strong. The cast is good. If only it were funnier. Because the first episode isn't as funny as it should be.

October 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Salt Lake Tribune

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…
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