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Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21







"Mr. Mayor" follows a retired businessman (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he's "still got it." Once he wins, 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.

The series stars Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Vella Lovell, Mike Cabellon, Kyla Kenedy and Bobby Moynihan.

"Mr. Mayor" is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Little Stranger, Bevel Gears and 3 Arts Entertainment. Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and David Miner will executive produce. Eric Gurian will serve as a co-executive producer.


NBC just released the trailer. Premieres in January. Might as well post it and give you the heads up.

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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I loved Cheers back in its day but I would never have thought I would enjoy a show with him again based on hating his movie career. But he really was amazing in The Good Place so I will at least give this a shot and I am not currently watching anything on network TV...
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Danson was also great in CSI, albeit that wasn't a comedic role.

The description is giving me a Spin City vibe if Mayor Winston was the lead and not Michael J Fox. And at 72 shouldn't that be Danson's teenage grand-daughter?
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I've enjoyed Danson in The Good Place, and I'm a big 30 Rock fan so I'll certainly give this show a look.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I guess you don't say no to Tina Fey, but does anyone love working more than Ted Danson?

If this one goes, it will be his FIFTH run as the star of a network TV series, and he's 72. The guy's a fucking acting machine!
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://youtu.be/aRsp_VZ1phc






NBC just released the trailer. Premieres in January. Might as well post it and give you the heads up.
If LA is #2 I'm wondering which city the NBC PR guys think is America's weirdest? NY?
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Bump

This premieres Thursday night. 2 episodes will air
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

The preview for this looks horrendous...
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

One bad review: https://tvline.com/2021/01/05/mr-may...nson-tina-fey/
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I laughed a few times. Tina Fey being a co-creator means I will give it a few more shots.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

It didn't grab me like 30 Rock did from the start. I'll keep giving it a go because why not. Not feeling all the unfamiliar faces so far and not sure what to make of Holly Hunter. It probably needs to put Danson and Hunter together in scenes more.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Barely laughed through 2 episodes. Yawn.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I confess to not watching very many TV comedies, but I did like 30 Rock and The Good Place, so I thought I'd give this a try. Currently, it's not as good as either of those, but I'm still going to watch for a while. I like the zinger asides, and I like the obvious Joe Biden "tribute" in the Ted Danson character.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Loved it! A very funny show and heart.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Maybe it will find its groove when Parks and Rec started slowly but then got better.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Ep3 was hilarious as they took a playful piss at the rich and famous Brentwood/West Side crowd here in LA.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Episode 3 was a huge improvement. The staff seemed less stiff and Danson/Andi were great.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

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Episode 3 was a huge improvement. The staff seemed less stiff and Danson/Andi were great.
I agree. I'll stick with it.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

“Playfull piss”?

Is that what the kids are calling it these days.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

Normally, I would roll my eyes at a bunch of celeb cameos in a sitcom but this worked, when people started standing up and you started to notice all the big names at the meeting, that was great. I am enjoying and plan to stick with the show. I do love that Ted Danson is a machine and just keeps lining up one job after another.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I enjoyed the first 3 episodes. Once it gets its legs under it, this could be really good. I agree that the cameos worked, where they could have easily fallen flat.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I like it! I just watched the first five episodes the last two nights. Every episode so far has at least a couple out-of-the-blue jokes that kill me.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

not great, but it does have flashes of brilliance.
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The interplay between Holly Hunter and Bobby Moynihan is hilarious IMO.
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Re: Mr. Mayor (NBC) -- S: Ted Danson, Holly Hunter -- From the Producers of 30 Rock -- Premieres 1/7/21

I'm enjoying it for the most part. However, you can see them straining to navigate the narrow waters of what you can say and can't say anymore. It's a tough time to write Comedy, particularly the style that worked for "30 Rock".

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