The BEST Episodes of The Mayor (2017)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Young rapper Courtney Rose needs his big break. For years he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century – running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory. With the help of his mother and friends, including Valentina, Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.

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Here Comes the Governor

#1 - Here Comes the Governor

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2017

As the mayor’s office plans a tour for the governor of California’s official visit to Fort Grey, an old rap video of Courtney resurfaces that puts potential funding for their city in jeopardy, leaving Courtney and his staff to make a decision to stay true to himself or issue an apology. Meanwhile, Dina finds herself in an unwanted competition with her friend Krystal.

star 7.67
154 votes
Writers: Monica Padrick
The Filibuster

#2 - The Filibuster

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2017

Courtney makes his first mayoral appearance at his old elementary school and discovers that their music program, which helped changed his life, is in danger of being eliminated. Val educates Courtney about how he needs to “work the system” in order to provide the school with appropriate funding, and they work together to outsmart Councilman Ed Gunt. Meanwhile, Jermaine proudly embraces his new role as communications director, as Dina pushes T.K. to realize the significance of his job as director of Constituent Services.

star 7.42
374 votes
Will You Accept This Rose?

#3 - Will You Accept This Rose?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2017

After going on a date with an old flame with ulterior motives, Courtney realizes that hidden agendas also apply to dating now that he’s a public figure; now he will need T.K. and Jermaine’s help to recreate a throwback prom-posal to hopefully get a second chance with someone he truly likes. Meanwhile, Reverend Ocho Okoye tries to get a hesitant Dina to join the church choir which leads to a soulful result

star 7.38
162 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
City Hall-oween

#4 - City Hall-oween

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 2017

As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.

star 7.37
235 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Regina Hicks
Grey Christmas

#5 - Grey Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2017

After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

star 7.37
131 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
Monuments Man

#6 - Monuments Man

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 5, 2017

After Courtney and his crew discover the historic music venue in Fort Grey, Tito’s Ballroom, is closing down for good due to increased rent costs, he attempts to save the club by sponsoring a music festival and enlists Bay Area rap legend E-40 to headline the event. However, Ed Gunt opposes keeping Tito’s open which leads Courtney to an unexpected way of winning him over. Meanwhile, Dina agrees to become choir director and realizes her teaching style might be preventing her group from singing in perfect harmony.

star 7.37
129 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Vijal Patel
Buyer’s Remorse

#7 - Buyer’s Remorse

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 2017

As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

star 7.34
287 votes
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
The Lockdown

#8 - The Lockdown

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 16, 2018

When a mysterious package is found at City Hall, everyone is ordered to stay inside but tensions rise after Courtney discovers his team hasn’t been completely honest with him that culminates in a rap battle between Courtney and Jermaine. Meanwhile, Dina sets out to make Ed Gunt open up about himself during the lockdown which leads to a surprising result.

star 7.34
77 votes
Writers: Sabrina Jalees
The Strike

#9 - The Strike

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2017

When Fort Grey’s public transportation comes to a crippling halt due to the bus driver’s union strike, Courtney also finds himself striking out when he’s outmatched by Amber, the fierce Transit Union lawyer who makes him realize he’ll need more than his charm and Val’s advice to reach a new deal. T.K. and Jermaine attempt to solve the issue by employing a focus group which quickly turns unruly. Meanwhile, Dina and her two best friends are excited about their annual tradition of taking a sick day to pamper themselves, but their plans get derailed by an unforeseen chain of events.

star 7.23
207 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Alex Cuthbertson, Matt Fusfeld

#10 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2017

Young rapper Courtney Rose needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for an opportunity to knock, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century – running for mayor of his California hometown, Fort Grey, to generate buzz for his music career. But his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory.

star 7.18
552 votes
Directors: James Griffiths
Writers: Jeremy Bronson
Death of a Councilman

#11 - Death of a Councilman

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 25, 2018

star 7.15
72 votes
Mama Rose Best

#12 - Mama Rose Best

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 9, 2018

As Courtney focuses on a campaign to spend more of Fort Grey’s budget on senior citizens, a rival movement led by Ed Gunt makes the townspeople question Courtney’s trustworthiness. When Dina appears on a talk show to help turn the public’s opinion back in Courtney’s favor, she makes a surprising comment that creates an awkward tension between the two.

star 7.13
80 votes
Directors: Anya Adams
Writers: Jared Miller
The Pitch

#13 - The Pitch

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 23, 2018

star 7.09
74 votes
Writers: Amanda Idoko