NBC has Revived Mr. Mayor for Season 2. Hailing from the comedy genius heads of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, who’ve created hit shows like 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mr. Mayor marks Ted Danson’s sitcom return following his stint as the demonic architect Michael at The Fantastic Place. In the new series, Danson stars like Neil Bremer, a wealthy businessman who runs for L. A. mayor to impress his daughter and ends up getting elected. Following his unexpected success, Bremer has to work to determine his political agenda, earn the respect of his colleagues, and bond with his teenage daughter, all while fulfilling the ridiculous responsibilities of his new function. Mr. Mayor’s nine-episode inaugural season wrapped up last month, and now NBC has confirmed the show will be back for episodes.
Mr. Mayor was revived for season two. Right now, it is not known when the show will start filming its sophomore iteration or if the four initial episodes, which were cut out of season 1 because of this COVID-19 pandemic, will be integrated into the new season. Lisa Katz, NBC Universal’s president of content that is scripted, said of this renewal:
Having Ted Danson and Holly Hunter leading this vibrant outfit is a dream. A huge thank you to Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and our gifted cast and crew for an incredible first season. We are eager for more hilarity in Season 2.
Thinking about the promising abilities attached to Mr. Mayor both on and off-screen, it isn’t surprising NBC is allowing the show to stick around. Mr. Mayor may not have been a massive critical success, but it did open to solid numbers, getting NBC’s best Thursday comedy release since the debut of this Will & Grace revival in 2017. It is logical for the network to continue profiting off its remarkable viewership, especially at a time when a number of its comedy mainstays, including Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, are on their way out. Viewers can expect Mr. Mayor’s brand new episodes to bow at some stage next season.