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.


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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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Season 1 of the comedy series is centered around the life of Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall), an aspiring rapper who decides to run for mayor in his hometown as a means to promote his struggling career in music; when he unexpectedly wins the election, things get complicated. As he tries to figure out how to balance music and politics, he's helped by friends and family: Val (Lea Michele), his chief of staff, Jermaine (Bernard David Jones), his best friend and director of constituent services, and Dina (Yvette Nicole Brown), his mother and nosy postal worker.


Brandon Micheal Hall
as Courtney Rose
Lea Michele
as Valentina Barella
Bernard David Jones
as Jermaine Hardaway
Marcel Spears
as T.K. Clifton
Kristen Johnston
as Police Chief Fox
Thomas F. Wilson
as Governor Fillucci
Arsenio Hall
as Rev. Okoye
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Critic Reviews for The Mayor Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

It's here to subtly remind viewers of what politicians are meant to do, while entertaining them with clever humor and human stories.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Mayor can be preachy and predictable, but is also spirited and reasonably amusing in this opening scene-setter.

Oct 4, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

All in all, it's one of the more promising debuts of the fall TV season. But it's also an expression of faith in a system, and a political future, that badly needs the hope.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This show needs to slow down, take a breath, develop the characters and most of all, make certain Hall is on screen most of the time. He's pure charisma. His show's a pure muddle.

Oct 1, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With a talented cast, solid writing and an optimistic view, this series should flourish.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Without a doubt, this is the best new comedy of the season.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

In a word, The Mayor is charming, pairing a super-likeable cast with a fun and instantly engaging premise that it wastes little time diving into (the election results come in by the eight-minute mark).

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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