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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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Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years he's toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century -- running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, "Community") and friends, including Valentina ("Glee's" Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.


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 (29) | 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…
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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

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

September 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).

June 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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