ABC Cancels 'The Mayor' After One Season, Producers to Shop it Elsewhere

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ABC has no plans to air the remaining four episodes of season one, despite ordering three additional backup scripts in December.

The Mayor, airing during Tuesday's 9:30 p.m. ET timeslot, faced tough competition from mega popular NBC drama This Is Us, it's overall viewership dipping to 2.45 million despite having decent key demo ratings.

ABC will not re-elect The Mayor. Hulu, a joint venture with Disney, has stacking rights to the series. The series has aired seven of its 13 episodes and will wrap production. The rookie comedy is reportedly being shopped around by its producers, ABC Studios.

"The Mayor" starred Brandon Micheal Hall as an aspiring rapper who, in an attempt to gain publicity, ran for mayor of his hometown. The Mayor was set for a January 9, 2018 return from its winter break, but now will be cut from the lineup completely. The show was executive produced by Hamilton's Daveed Diggs.

Repeats of "Modern Family" will air in "The Mayor's" place for the time being. Delayed viewing on the single-camera comedy co-starring Lea Michele (Glee) remains soft.

It initially premiered to great reviews, with Vulture calling it "one of the most promising new network shows of the fall season". This year will see the debut of the Roseanne revival, the family comedy Splitting Up, and Zach Braff's Alex, Inc.

This was unhappy news for fans of The Mayor, but you can drown your sorrows in the hundreds of over shows constantly battling for your attention. ABC has pulled the fledgling series from its schedule.