'The Mayor' Canceled By ABC
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‘The Mayor’ Canceled

And another one bites the dust….

ABC has decided to pull the plug on their lovable political comedy, “The Mayor,” before the show returned from its midseason hiatus.

Via Variety:

“The Mayor” had been set to make its return from midseason hiatus Jan. 9. Nine episodes of the ABC Studios-produced comedy had already aired this season, with the last debuting Dec. 12. ABC had not moved to extend the show’s initial 13-episode order, though it had ordered an additional three scripts earlier this season. The network has no plans to broadcast the remaining four episodes of the series — though has not formally made a decision on next season.

Through nine episodes, “The Mayor” averaged a 0.8 live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, and 2.9 million total viewers.

“The Mayor” starred Brandon Micheal Hall as an aspiring rapper who runs for mayor of his home town as a publicity stunt and winds up being elected to office. Executive producers for the series are Daveed Diggs, Jeremy Bronson, Jamie Tarses, and James Griffiths.

I tuned in for a couple of episodes and really enjoyed the show. It was a cute show, but I had a feeling it wouldn’t be around long because the buzz around the show wasn’t there.