"The Mayor", "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" debut tonight on ABC


Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

ABC/Tony Rivetti(LOS ANGELES) — ABC’s anchor Tuesday night comedy black-ish returns for a fourth season this week.  It’ll serve as a lead-in for two new shows — the half-hour comedy The Mayor and the spiritually-themed hour-long dramady Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

The Mayor stars Brandon Micheal Hall as a rapper who runs for mayor of his California town as a publicity stunt, only to win. Glee and Scream Queens alumna Lea Michele co-stars as the campaign manager for the Hall’s opponent who becomes the rapper-turned-politico’s chief of staff. So would she ever run for office?

“I always wanted to be a lawyer. I think that that’s as far as I would sort of go,” she tells ABC Radio. “I couldn’t see myself running for politics —  you know, running for office. But I get to live vicariously through those things as an actor, which is so great.”

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World is a different kind of show — Jason Ritter plays the lead character, a selfish guy who is surprised when a celestial guide tells him he has a divine power to save the world. He says the show has both dark and bright sides.

“For all of the, the dark areas that it explores, it comes out on the side of optimism,” he says.  “I love that it’s anchored in sort of this real stuff. ‘Cause I feel like optimism without difficulty, it sort of just doesn’t ring true. I feel that true, beautiful, incredible optimism, the power of optimism comes in the face of not having a lot of proof that, you know, things are all working out.” 

The Mayor follows black-ish at 9:30 p.m. ET, with Kevin (Probably) Saves the World after that at 10 p.m.

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