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The Mayor Canceled at ABC

There will be no second term

Liam Mathews

The Mayorhas been impeached.

Variety reports that ABC's freshman comedy has been canceled. It has been pulled from from its Tuesday 9:30pm timeslot and has not been rescheduled. Reruns of Modern Family will take its place. Nine episodes of its 13-episode season have aired, and ABC reportedly has no plans to air the remaining four. The series has averaged a 0.8 live-plus-same day rating among adults 18-49 and 2.9 million total viewers.

The series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as a rapper who runs for mayor of his California city as a publicity stunt and ends up winning. Lea Michele co-stars as his chief of staff. Unfortunately, the timeliness of the premise didn't lead to a connection with viewers; it got just a 35 percent favorable rating in TV Guide's Fall Popularity Contest.

The Mayor may pull a Buddy Cianci and come back, though; producers will shop the show around to other to other providers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.