ABC made the pilot for The Mayor available on abcgo.
Officially premiers on October 3
The pilot is charming as hell, with sharp writing and solid performances. Definitely surpassed my expectations. Excited for the rest of the season, although the show would have worked better on FX, Netflix or HBO.
Haven’t watched the pilot yet as I hate watching something then having to wait weeks for episode 2 but from what I’ve been reading this is the only worthwhile new network show this year so maybe a potential Globe contender if it kicks off ratings wise.
Very good pilot. Funny, fresh, charming, and it didn’t feel like an ABC comedy at all, so I’m glad they took the risk. I’ve been rooting for Yvette Nicole Brown for a long time, so I hope she can get something good out of this. Also, the MVP for me were the friends. They were hilarious. Solid pilot. Some moments were a bit comedy cliche and very cheesy but for the most part it was very funny and fresh.
My grade: B