Mr. Mayor

Mr. Mayor is an upcoming American sitcom television series created and written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The series will star Ted Danson, Bobby Moynihan and Holly Hunter and will premiere on NBC in mid-2021.[1][2][3][4][5] A first-look tease of the series was included as an end tag on the Peacock stream of "30 Rock: A One-Time Special" uploaded on July 16, 2020.[6]

Mr. Mayor
GenreSitcom
Created by
Written by
  • Tina Fey
  • Robert Carlock
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC

PremiseEdit

Mr. Mayor will show the life of a wealthy businessman, played by Ted Danson, who runs for mayor of Los Angeles "for all the wrong reasons. Once he wins he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his staff, and connect with his teenage daughter, all while controlling the coyote population."[1]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On July 18, 2019, it was reported that NBC had given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy starring Ted Danson, who is set to play a wealthy businessman running for mayor of Los Angeles.[2][3] Originally meant to be a spin-off/continuation of Fey's series 30 Rock, the series was to star Alec Baldwin reprising his 30 Rock role of Jack Donaghy, following his political career in New York City. After around a year of negotiations, Baldwin dropped out of the project and was replaced with Danson. Danson declined to move from his home of Los Angeles, and the series was rewritten to take place there.[7] On May 11, 2020, it was announced that the series would be called Mr. Mayor.[8]

The series will be executive produced by Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, Robert Carlock and David Miner. Production companies involved with the series include Little Stranger, Bevel Gears, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television.[1]

CastingEdit

In 2019, Deadline reported Bobby Moynihan had joined the cast as Jayden[9] and later that Holly Hunter had also joined the cast as Arpi.[10] In early 2020 Vella Lovell joined the cast as Mikaela,[11] Mike Cabellon joined the cast as Tommy,[12] and Kyla Kenedy joined the cast as Orly Bremer.[13]

FilmingEdit

On March 12, 2020, Universal Television suspended the production of the series following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on television.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (July 18, 2019). "Ted Danson To Star In L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock At NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Thorne, Will (July 18, 2019). "Tina Fey, Ted Danson Comedy Series Ordered at NBC". Variety. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Porter, Rick; Goldberg, Lesley (July 18, 2019). "Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Gets Straight-to-Series Order at NBC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (July 19, 2019). "Tina Fey, Robert Carlock create comedy for Ted Danson - The Boston Globe". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2020). "NBC Fall 2020 Schedule: Addition Of 'Law & Order: SVU' Spinoff Starring Christopher Meloni Marks Only Change". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  6. ^ https://www.peacocktv.com/watch/asset/tv/comedy/30-rock-a-one-time-special/63e78ce4-84f4-395d-96fb-7077d82ad1c1
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 8, 2019). "NBC's Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a '30 Rock' Spinoff". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Hayes, Dade (May 11, 2020). "NBCUniversal Sets Ad Teaming With Sky, Teases "Creativity Summit" This Summer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 13, 2019). "Bobby Moynihan Joins Tina Fey & Robert Carlock's L.A. Mayor NBC Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (November 20, 2019). "Holly Hunter To Star In L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock At NBC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 21, 2020). "Vella Lovell To Co-Star In NBC's L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (February 4, 2020). "Mike Cabellon To Co-Star In NBC's L.A. Mayor Comedy Series From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  13. ^ Baysinger, Tim (May 15, 2020). "'Speechless' Star Kyla Kenedy Joins NBC's LA Mayor Comedy With Ted Danson". The Wrap. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  14. ^ Thorne, Will; Aurthur, Kate (March 12, 2020). "All the Shows and Movies Shut Down or Delayed Because of Coronavirus". Variety. Retrieved March 14, 2020.

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