Magazine article Variety

The Mayor

Magazine article Variety

The Mayor

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The Mayor

TV REVIEW

As is the case for all of ABC's pantheon of remarkably fresh sitcoms, "The Mayor" has a self-assured quality right from the get-go. In this charming pilot, an up-and-coming rapper named Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for office as a publicity stunt - and then wins, throwing him into the executive branch of Fort Grey, Calif. (population 32,184). It's a fish-out-of-water story that would maybe feel a little less relevant under any other president, but Courtney, at least, is an engaging, lovable protagonist. Hall, who viewers might remember from TBS' "Search Party," has an infectious grin and impeccable comic timing. He's a passable rapper too - he'd have to be, for a show executive produced by Tony winner Daveed Diggs, who makes a cameo in the pilot. …

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