Film & TV NewsABC Cancels Daveed Diggs’ TV Series The Mayor, Featuring Lea Michele and Brandon Michael Hall
January 05, 2018
The Hamilton Tony winner produced the political series about a hip-hop artist who wins a bid for political office.
The Mayor, ABC’s new political series that is executive-produced by Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, will not return as scheduled on January 9. ABC has pulled the plug on the series mid-season after it struggled to find a primetime audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show about a young hip-hop artist who runs for local office in a stunt to generate buzz for his music career—and unexpectedly wins the election—premiered October 3, 2017. Seven episodes of the original 13-episode order have aired so far.