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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.


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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
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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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.

September 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

October 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.

October 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.

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

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

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

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

September 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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