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ABC Cancels Sitcom ‘The Mayor’

Only 9 of the 13 Episodes Ordered Were Telecast

ABC has pulled the plug on freshman comedy “The Mayor” and will fill the Tuesday 9:30 p.m. ET half-hour (out of “black-ish”) for now with encore telecasts of “Modern Family.” Debuting on Oct. 3, 2017, “The Mayor” starred Brandon Micheal Hall as an aspiring rapper who unwittingly becomes the mayor of his hometown after running to gain publicity for his music. Lea Michelle, Yvette Nicole Brown, Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears co-starred.

Only 9 of the 13 episodes of “The Mayor” have been telecast, and the producers intend to now shop the series to other networks (with Hulu suggested as a possibility).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I think that ABC thought they had the perfect match with Black-ish. I never watched the show so cannot comment on its quality, but it sure did not resonate.