​Turns out it’s super easy to become mayor—first off, don’t be a felon.

This and other good advice comes from rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for mayor of his California town to generate publicity for his music career, only to be surprised when he actually wins.

Other gems include:

—Hit up your crew.

—Hu$tle.

—And perhaps most importantly: Keep it real.

The Mayor premieres on ABC Oct. 3 at 9:30/8:30 c, and also stars Yvette Nicole Brown, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears with David Spade guest-starring. It comes from Daveed Diggs, also known as Thomas Jefferson from Broadway’s smash hit, Hamilton, as well as writer/executive producer Jeremy Bronson (Speechless, The Mindy Project, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) and executive producer Jamie Tarses (Happy Endings). The series is produced by ABC Studios and the pilot is directed by executive producer James Griffiths (black-ish).

CREDITS

Network: ABC

Executive Vice President, Marketing: Rebecca Daugherty

Senior Vice President, Marketing Creative: Jill Gershman

Creative Director: Christina Karaba

Agency: AV Squad

VP, Creative Director: Ashley Sewell

Editor: Jonathan Hensley

Producer – Meredith Nadeau

Associate Producer – Diane Douvry


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