NBC’s new comedy “Mr. Mayor” has been in development for years, and now that its premiere is on the horizon, the network has rolled out a promotional campaign to highlight one of the show’s most important characters: the city of Los Angeles.
Created by “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina Fey and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” producer Robert Carlock, the new sitcom stars Ted Danson as Neil Bremer, a retired businessman who runs for mayor of L.A. and—spoiler alert!—wins. But the out-of-touch Bremer is only as important as the nation’s second-largest city, which is not merely a backdrop for the show, but an integral part of the story.
After Danson’s character declares victory, though, “he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America's second weirdest city,” according to NBC’s synopsis.