The first TV show to die in 2018 is ABC's 'The Mayor'

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  • ABC has canceled “The Mayor.”
  • The comedy premiered in October, and starred Brandon Micheal Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Lea Michele.
  • It aired 9 episodes.

A lot of shows were canceled in 2017, and in the new year, cancellations will start rolling in, especially for unsuccessful fall shows.

The first show to die in 2018? ABC comedy “The Mayor.” On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly reported that the show had been canceled by ABC.

“The Mayor” was about a rapper who, in an attempt to promote his music, runs for mayor. But he unexpectedly wins, and has to actually be the mayor. It was fresh and politically relevant, so we’re sad to see it go. The show starred Brandon Micheal Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Lea Michele.

The earnest, clever comedy was a welcome presence in ABC’s comedy lineup. It premiered in October and ran for nine episodes.

The show’s timeslot will be replaced by reruns of “Modern Family.”

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