"The Mayor's" term on ABC is turning out to be a short one. It wasn't extended beyond its initial 13-episode order, although the network did ask for a few backup scripts.
Producers ABC Studios will shop the comedy, about an idealistic rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for mayor and wins, elsewhere.
The future for the show wasn't overly bright even before ABC pulled it late Thursday. Delayed viewing on the single-camera comedy co-starring Lea Michele (Glee) remains soft. The comedy has been pulled from the network's schedule - and replaced with re-runs of "Modern Family".
Variety reports that the network has no plans to broadcast the remaining four episodes of the first season, but hasn't officially chose to nix a second season. On the drama side, ABC has yet to schedule The Crossing, Deception, Shondaland's For the People and the Grey's Anatomy spinoff as the network has little real estate remaining. ABC has two comedies that are yet to premiere; Alex Inc. and Splitting Up Together. Despite this, it struggled to find an audience.
Through nine episodes, "The Mayor" averaged a 0.8 live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, and 2.9 million total viewers.