Like many, this comedy was impacted by the coronavirus shut down in the early stages of the pandemic. The crew was only able to film nine of its 13 episodes and aired as recently as January 7, 2021.
The show took off after its first run from its creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and produced by Universal Television. After its quick success of 16 Million viewers on a 18-49 year old demographic for Mr. Mayor, the show is now the second highest-rated comedy of the season.
Danson takes the lead role of this series as a retired business man who is in the running for Los Angeles mayor and take the responsibilities that it comes with.
"Having Ted Danson and Holly Hunter leading this brilliant ensemble is a dream," said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Entertainment and Streaming. "A huge thank you to Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and our talented cast and crew for an incredible first season. We are excited for more hilarity in season two."
"We've loved our collaboration with NBC on the first season of Mr. Mayor and are excited to continue working with our fantastic cast, led by the incomparable Ted Danson and Holly Hunter," added Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television." We can't wait to see what Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and our talented producing team have in store for Mayor Bremer and his rag-tag team of civil servants."