ABC has officially pulled the plug on its once-promising new comedy series The Mayor. The series was unofficially canceled early this year when it was scheduled to return from hiatus, but the network pulled the remaining four episodes, airing Modern Family reruns in its Tuesday 9:30 PM slot instead.
The Mayor was chosen as the only new ABC comedy series to launch in the fall and premiered to strong reviews, backed by a big marketing campaign and featuring a charismatic young star in Brandon Micheal Hall. But it struggled to establish a foothold Tuesday. Its fall finale drew 2.8 million viewers and a 0.8 in adults 18-49 (Live+Same Day).
The Mayor, from ABC Studios, was created by Jeremy Bronson. It centered on Courtney Rose (Hall), a hip-hop artist who runs for a mayor as a publicity stunt but scores a surprise win. Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears, Yvette Nicole Brown and David Spade co-starred.