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MAYOR, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#105) "The Strike"
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COURTNEY AND HIS STAFF WORK TO GET THINGS MOVING AGAIN AFTER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMES TO A HALT DUE TO A STRIKE, ON ABC'S 'THE MAYOR'

"The Strike" - When Fort Grey's public transportation comes to a crippling halt due to the bus driver's union strike, Courtney also finds himself striking out when he's outmatched by Amber, the fierce Transit Union lawyer who makes him realize he'll need more than his charm and Val's advice to reach a new deal. T.K. and Jermaine attempt to solve the issue by employing a focus group which quickly turns unruly. Meanwhile, Dina and her two best friends are excited about their annual tradition of taking a sick day to pamper themselves, but their plans get derailed by an unforeseen chain of events, on "The Mayor," TUESDAY, OCT. 31 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT).

The series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, Lea Michele as Valentina Barella, Bernard David Jones as Jermaine Leforge, Marcel Spears as T.K. Clifton and Yvette Nicole Brown as Dina Rose.

"The Strike" was written by Matt Fusfeld & Alex Cuthbertson and was directed by Tina Mabry.

"The Mayor" was created by Jeremy Bronson ("Speechless," "The Mindy Project," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"). Jeremy Bronson, Daveed Diggs (Tony(R) winner for Broadway's "Hamilton"), Jamie Tarses ("Happy Endings") and James Griffiths ("black-ish") also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

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MAYOR, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/3/17 - 12/12/17
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 4 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/11/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2017) Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he's toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, "Community") and friends, including Valentina ("Glee's" Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bernard Jones as Jermaine Hardaway
· Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose
· Lea Michele as Valentina "Val" Flores
· Marcel Spears as TK
· Yvette Nicole Brown as Dina
CREW INFORMATION:
· Daveed Diggs as EP
· James Griffiths as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jamie Tarses as EP
· Jeremy Bronson as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Bluegrass FanFare