Tuesday, 9:30 p.m., ABC


27-year-old rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and winds up winning the election in this comedy from Jeremy Bronson and Daveed Diggs

What The Critics Say (Metascore 72)

  • What sets The Mayor apart, though, is its conviction. It’s the kind of earnestness not seen since Parks and Recreation. … Hall gives a winning performance as Courtney that makes it easy to believe he’s more thoughtful than he seems. … All in all, it’s one of the more promising debuts of the fall TV season. — Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
  • It’s practically begging to be the heir to the “Modern Family” throne: earnest, family-friendly, smart. — Margaret Lyons, New York Times
  • The Mayor delivers on the two most important aspects a sitcom pilot needs: Great characters and a great concept. That the jokes are relevant and funny is also a good sign of things to come. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today