ABC Cancels ‘The Mayor,’ But We Hope Netflix Can Save This Show
The Mayor was one of the best reviewed comedies of the fall, so why did ABC cancel it from its programming slot?
It was absolutely insane that The Mayor has been canceled. As someone who went to ABC’s fall lineup preview here in New York, The Mayor was a standout comedy that proved it had legs, heart and a head for comedy. So, why, pray tell, did the network cancel the comedy before it had a chance to blossom.
According to Variety, it seems that people had problems finding the show. Airing on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., The Mayor will now be replaced by reruns of Modern Family, due to low Nielsen ratings. Through nine episodes, The Mayor averaged a 0.8 live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49, and 2.9 million total viewers.
With ABC deciding not to extend the show’s initial 13-episode order, it appears that the network has no plans to broadcast the remaining four episodes of the series. The Mayor, which starred Brandon Michael Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele, found the former as an aspiring rapper who runs for mayor of his hometown and ends up being elected to office.
It was a darling of a comedy, full of confidence and ability that made it one to watch, so we’re hoping that Netflix comes along and swoops in to the save the day so the masses can see just how charming The Mayor really is.