The new comedy has been pulled from the schedule.
January 4, 2018
It looks like The Mayor will not be up for re-election. ABC has pulled the freshman political comedy from its schedule ahead of its originally-planned return from holiday break on January 9. The move makes it the network's second cancelled series of the season, with Ten Days in the Valley being the other.
The sole new comedy on the network's 2017-2018 schedule, The Mayor struggled to find an audience during the majority of its run. Slotted in on Tuesday nights at 8:30pm following Black-ish, the series dropped a good number of viewers from its veteran lead-in. Through nine episodes, it ranks as ABC's lowest-rated comedy.
The Mayor followed a young rapper who decides to run for mayor of his California hometown as a publicity stunt to create some buzz to further his music career. The only problem is he actually wins. With his plan gone awry, he is tasked with helping his struggling city.
With the series now off the schedule, four episodes will be left unaired for the time being. It is unknown if ABC will burn them off at a later date. Taking the show's place on the schedule for now will be reruns of Modern Family until a permanent replacement is found.
01/06/18 at 07:23am
I figured a show whose plot was "look at all those old white racists" was not going to last.
01/06/18 at 05:18am
@ Sara: Me and you are in synch with ABC and new shows. uuuggghhh why even bother!!
01/05/18 at 07:24pm
Why anyone watches new shows on Already Been Canceled is beyond me. I got burned by them before - I'll never watch anything new on that network until it's been given a second season. So basically I'll never be watching anything new on ABC!!
01/05/18 at 05:30pm
I enjoyed it.
It was a decent show to have on in the background while working.
Not terribly sad it's gone as it wasn't anything great
01/05/18 at 02:40pm
Never even watched it because I KNEW it would be terrible! Peace out
01/05/18 at 01:42pm
Not a great show but there are far worse shows on TV. What is all the whining about politics? Don't like shelters at bus stops?
01/05/18 at 01:31pm
I knew that show wasn't going to last.
01/05/18 at 08:10am
Actually I thought this was one of the newer comedies which FINALLY showed some diversity but wasn't passively-racist and divisive. I thin the issue is.. people into politics are shit heels that can't ever stop and consider others and unfortunately this show was centered on what could be considered politics in a cursory fashion.
01/05/18 at 07:48am
Yay !... Someone in Disney corp must not be as brain-dead as others. Sitcoms should be funny, not political. I see enough political propaganda everywhere else and on TV too. Do not need to take it from what is supposed to be a comedy.
Long Live CBS sitcom line up ...
01/05/18 at 07:16am
Hmm. ABC seems surprised to learn it takes more than pandering and virtue signaling to keep people's attention.
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