EXCLUSIVE: ABC has quietly cancelled The Mayor after one season, sources inform RenewCancelTV.
Despite superficially ordering back-up scripts last week, the network has given up on the low-rated comedy’s Season 2 prospects, multiple insiders confirm.
About The Mayor:
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 to knock, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century – running for mayor of his California hometown, Fort Grey, to generate buzz for his music career. But his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.
The cancellation writing was always on the wall, despite extremely optimistic hopes for an eight-season run.
Producers ABC Studios plan to shop The Mayor elsewhere, however, insiders say the series has no hope of finding a new home for Season 2.