The NBC original series Mr. Mayor has received a network renewal for a second season, according to Deadline. Created by Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), the NBC original premiered on January 7 following production issues brought on by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this, the series’ first season was only able to film and produce nine of the scheduled thirteen episodes for its series order. Its first season concluded with the season finale episode “#PalmTreeReform” on February 25. Regardless, this news follows the announcements of the final seasons of long-running and successful NBC sitcoms in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore, the latter will premiere its series finale episode on March 25.
Mr. Mayor centers on the campaign and subsequent term of Los Angeles mayor Neil Bremer, following his long career as a businessman in the City of Angels. Bremer is portrayed by Ted Danson (Cheers) who has had a long history of working on NBC comedies such as his roles on The Good Place and Cheers while also carrying other television roles on CBS’ Becker. Regardless, Mr. Mayor centers on Danson as he vies for respect in his newfound position by his critics as well as from his own daughter.
The series cast includes Mike Cabellon (Orange is the New Black), Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Big Sick), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Holly Hunter (The Piano, The Incredibles), and Kyla Kenedy (Speechless, The Walking Dead) who portrays Bremer’s daughter Orly. Currently, it is unknown how many episodes the second season will consist of in addition to an unknown production start date.
The series is available to stream in its entirety on Peacock TV, as well as the NBC App and NBC.com. For interested television fans, check out the first season trailer below: