‘The Mayor’ Mixes Politics, Community and Laughs at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews

Variety | 9/10/2017 | Diane Gordon
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New ABC comedy “The Mayor” debuts next month, and tells a story about community and friendship, with music playing a central role. The show’s cast and creatives introduced the series at the Paley Center’s PaleyFest Fall TV Previews on Saturday. Co-stars Yvette Nicole Brown, Lea Michele, Brandon Micheal Hall, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, and executive producer Jeremy Bronson talked about how the show came together. “The whole country is focused on politics right now,” Brown said. “People are engaged. This show is fundamentally about the growth of a boy into a man, and a man into a leader.”

The comedy tells the story of Courtney Rose (Hall) an aspiring rapper, who enters the mayoral race in his small town, almost as a joke. When he wins the election, he has to figure out how to do the job. Michele’s Valentina steps in to be...
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