ABC freshman comedy The Mayor has been officially cancelled, it was confirmed today.
One of only three new shows to be pulled from the schedule this year, The Mayor‘s cancellation isn’t exactly a surprise, especially with multiple cast members being attached to pilots. Though drawing strong reviews, the series was decidedly off-brand from what ABC comedy audiences respond to and wasn’t capable of generating enough acclaim or retaining enough of its black-ish lead-in to put itself in contention for another season.
From Jeremy Bronson (The Mindy Project), The Mayor followed struggling rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall) as he runs for mayor of his California hometown in order to promote his music career. After unexpectedly winning on the heels of a strong debate performance, Courtney is faced with a different life path than the one he might’ve wanted but one that he could’ve very well needed.
In addition to Hall, The Mayor starred Lea Michele (Glee), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Bernard David Jones (Meet the Browns), and Marcel Spears (Welcome to the Neighborhood).
The last episode of The Mayor that ABC showed aired this past December, with the full season currently available on Hulu.